The Partnership Continues
     Nursing facilities and counties
have long been helpful partners
in financing the State’s long term
care system. The nursing facility
and ICF-MR provider assessment
(tax) generates $39.2 million,
saving the State $16.6 million
GPR annually. The current IGT
program funds nearly $73 million
of Medicaid costs. According the
the Legislative Audit Bureau,
nursing facility GPR
expenditures actually have
declined in recent years and the
Legislative Fiscal Bureau figures
show that nursing facility all
funds expenditures increased by
only 0.8% from 1996 to 2000.