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The Pennsylvania 2022-23 State Budget was approved on July 11, 2022 with a 17.5% increase in Medicaid budget for Skilled Nursing Facilities. This is the first increase in Medicaid funding in almost a decade. 

The increase is $250 million for nursing facilities, care workers, and long-term care facilities. This increase has a requirement that 70% of the funding go toward resident care spending. The focus is on increasing hourly rates for staff to increase the staffing levels to all facilities. The budget highlights can be found here

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