Closure plans filed for one-fourth of unique specialty care provider’s facilities
After months of “sounding the alarm,” Pennsylvania’s long-term care industry will be losing one of just four facilities that provide specialized ventilator care. Officials have filed closure plans with the state, citing insufficient Medicaid funding.
“We have continually communicated the challenges facing long-term care providers, primarily due to the underfunding of the state’s Medicaid program,” said Zach Shamberg, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association.
“As more and more facilities may be forced to sell, change ownership or even close, Pennsylvania residents will be forced to travel farther and distances to find essential and specialized long-term care,” he added.