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Bill proposed to increase medicaid funding for nursing homes


A bill has been endorsed by the Missouri Senate to increase medicaid funding for nursing homes. This could potentially allow reimbursement payments in nursing homes to be increased. Funding in care facilities has become such a big problem that many ...


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