Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer that would establish a minimum NJ FamilyCare reimbursement rate for traumatic brain injury special care nursing facilities was advanced today by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.
Legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer that would establish a minimum reimbursement rate for brain injury services was advanced by the Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee. (US Army Photo)
“Reimbursement rates for brain injury services have remained static in recent years despite growing costs. This threatens the ability of providers to meet the complex needs of individuals with brain injuries and provide services within a safe and fulfilling community environment,” said Singer (R-30). “My legislation will more than double the reimbursement rate for special care nursing facilities, which will help offset the increased costs of staff and therapy services. This will ensure that people with brain injuries can continue to thrive and reach their optimal recoveries in community settings.”
The current reimbursement rate for a special care nursing facility is $340.01. Under Singer’s bill, S-2369, the rate would increase to $740.01 per diem. This rate increase will align the reimbursement rate for traumatic brain injury special care nursing facilities with the reimbursement rate for other special care nursing facilities.
A special care nursing facility is a State-licensed nursing facility which has been approved by the Department of Human Services to provide care to NJ FamilyCare beneficiaries who require specialized health care services beyond the scope of conventional nursing facility services.