Cuomo nursing homes have been embroiled in controversy over its coverage of its nursing home residents, with some residents complaining that they are being forced to pay more for hospital-style care than in most other nursing homes.
Cuomo announced that it would end its nursing homes’ “preferred” care plans and instead provide coverage to the residents on a sliding scale based on their income, the Associated Press reports.
Cuomos residents will be able to choose between two “premium” care packages, which will provide health care for $100,000 and $250,000, depending on their ability to pay.
Cuoms plan to charge $60 a day per resident, $40 for each day that the residents work and a $25 per day per day cap for non-medical care.
Cuomes plans would also require residents to be hospitalized for more than 60 days.
The AP says residents are also charged higher fees for emergency room visits and outpatient care than residents in other nursing facilities.
CuOMos policies also prevent residents from receiving free flu vaccinations and the state prohibits residents from being in the same room with other patients with a serious illness.
Cuos officials have said that the policies are meant to make sure residents are getting the highest quality care.