Owner: SSI reimbursement rates force ...

Owner: SSI reimbursement rates force Valehaven to close its doors

There are 1 comment on the Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal story from Mar 12, 2013, titled Owner: SSI reimbursement rates force Valehaven to close its doors. In it, Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal reports that:

Government reimbursement that isn't keeping pace with actual costs has forced the closure of the Valehaven Home for Adults in Massena.

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#2 Mar 13, 2013
They stated this for reasons for closing the massena valhaven. But they can move tenants to their Malone facility...Is it cheaper for them in Malone?

He said their current rate of reimbursement is $1,217 a month, or just over $40 a day.
“For $40 a day, we had to provide 24-hour care, 24-hour supervision, three meals a day, activities and case management,” he said.“We’ve been losing money for several years at that location as a result of that.”
The future didn’t seem to paint any brighter picture, Mr. Kane said.
“We’re at a point where we’re looking at a multitude of things. We’re looking at a state budget that is upside down. We’re not seeing any chance on the horizon of an SSI increase. We’re facing Obamacare, which is a big thing for our company. We’re facing a minimum wage increase, which has a significant impact on health care facilities,” he said.
“When you take the prospect of no rate increase coming and hold that against what we see as the expenses that are going to be going up dramatically over the next year, we just can’t do it any longer. As much as we want to, it’s impossible,” Mr. Kane said.

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