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Governor Noem’s Budget Supports Long-Term Care Services





What You Need To Know: Governor Noem’s Budget Supports Long-Term Care Services

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Governor Noem is building sustainable models of care to ensure individuals have improved access to quality, long-term care services.

 

Supporting Long-Term Care Services

  • For Fiscal Year 2020, Governor Noem signed a budget that included a 10 percent inflation rate for nursing home providers, equating to nearly $18.1 million in total ongoing funds for South Dakota nursing homes. 
  • Governor Noem’s budget proposes $2.6 million in total funds to help change the assisted living care reimbursement model, which will better equip providers to accommodate individuals.
  • With this change, assisted living facilities will be reimbursed using actual cost report data, and tiered rates will be implemented with increases based on average care staffing wages.