Updated 09/18/2012 03:48 PM
Plans for new nursing home could be on hold
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ALBANY COUNTY, N.Y. -- Plans for a new nursing home in Albany County could be on hold.
A State Department of Health committee is now recommending against building a new 200 bed replacement facility.
That complex would replace the current facility, which the county says is old and outdated.
The Department of Health says by the third year of operation, the new project would be in the red by $24 million. The department adds that money would be made up by county taxpayers, so they're recommending the county doesn't move forward with the project.
But County Executive Dan McCoy says the state didn't ask for enough information. He released a statement which reads, "Albany County was asked only to provide an analysis of the impact of Medicaid Managed Care on our operations. Medicaid Managed Care has not been mandatorily phased in outside of New York City, so such research had to be made based on assumptions. It seems likely there are other factors which could alter the Council’s decision.”
The health department's Public Health and Health Planning Council will meet next month to make a decision.