New York announced its latest grants, worth $280 million, to cut excess hospital and nursing-home capacity and improve primary care under a statewide plan laid out by New Yorks Commission on Health Care Financing in the 21st Century. The grants bring to $1.26 billion the amount New York has spent on restructuring efforts and health information technology.
The most recent wave of spending includes $100 million to clinics and public-health departments for primary and community care. Another $150 million was awarded to 26 hospitals, nursing homes or other providers that are handling patients displaced by planned downsizing or closures. Finally, 10 nursing homes received $30 million to downsize and invest in adult day healthcare and assisted living. -- by Melanie Evans
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