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LeadingAge Florida Statement Regarding Actions taken by the House Health Care Appropirations Subcommittee

"LeadingAge Florida applauds Chairman Jason Brodeur and the Florida House of Representatives for their decision not to pursue the Navigant plan for nursing home reimbursement,” said LeadingAge Florida President & CEO Steve Bahmer. “The House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee listened to our members’ concerns and decided that a change this significant deserves additional thoughtful deliberation and further study to prevent unnecessary disruptions in nursing home care. High-quality care for Florida’s seniors was at stake, and the Committee recognized the complexities of the system and the careful balance needed to provide the highest quality of care across a state as diverse as Florida.

LeadingAge Florida looks forward to working with AHCA, the Florida Legislature, and other key stakeholders to develop a fair and equitable reimbursement system focused on quality care. I want to personally thank our members for their hard work in contacting legislators and explaining the potential impact of the Navigant plan on nursing homes, their residents, and their families.”

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