Skilled nursing providers turn to behavioral health amid medicaid headwinds

Dec 21, 2018The Latest

As Medicaid reimbursement rates remain low in Washington, skilled nursing facilities have had to get creative in order to keep from shuttering like so many other facilities in the state. To survive the low rates, some facilities are adding new service lines — and one of those service lines is behavioral health.

Learn how one rural skilled nursing facility has incorporated behavioral health as a means of brining in revenue.

“We’ve made the determination that we’re going to be tough about this, and while we are losing a ton of money on our skilled nursing facilities in the state of Washington — I don’t think that’s any secret — we’re looking to get creative with our business plan. And our plan is to ride out the storm.”

Avamere Chief Development Officer

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