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Officials seek higher Medicaid reimbursements for WNY hospitals, nursing homes

By The Buffalo News  
   February 12, 2024

They called for the governor to add $6.8 billion to her state budget over the next four years to close the Medicaid funding gap. Providers and health care workers alike blamed long waits for emergency room visits, a lack of nursing home beds and long delays to see specialists on the shortfall created by forcing hospitals and nursing homes to fill the 30% gap in funding they must absorb for every Medicaid patient every day.

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