JOHNSTON — The head of the trade association for long-term care facilities in Iowa says 52 percent of nursing home operating income is dependent on Medicaid payments. Brent Willett , President and CEO of the Iowa Health Care Association, says due to Medicaid reimbursement rates, there’s a shortfall.“The Medicaid system was designed never for facilities to make a dollar on Medicaid. It was designed to cover the cost of an Iowan receiving care, so that facility could do that,” Willet says. “Currently our state share shortfall of Medicaid is about $32 million.”The gap had been larger. Last year, Iowa legislators set aside about $24 million more for nursing home reimbursement.“At the federal level, our national association continues to lobby congress for additional dollars into the system,” Willett says.Willet made his comment during a weekend appearance on the Iowa Press program on Iowa PBS. The recent federal CARES Act temporarily boosted federal Medicaid reimbursement rates.
Jet Airways has launched new flights to Hong Kong from Delhi using wide-body Airbus 330-200 aircraft.It is the carrier’s second route to Hong Kong from India following the introduction of its Mumbai service, with the event marked by a ceremony at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.Jet Airways chief executive officer Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said the airline is “delighted” to offer daily flights between Hong Kong and the Indian capital.”There continues to remain a strong demand for quality services on the Delhi-Hong Kong sector on account of the latter’s popularity as a leading global business and leisure destination,” he commented.The launch of the route on October 1st coincided with China National Day, which marks the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.On the same day Jet Airways Konnect, Jet’s cheap flights brand, began operating 180 daily routes across India.This is thanks to the introduction of a number of new flights, including increased services between Kolkata and Delhi, and Mumbai and Bengaluru.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedJet expands codeshare to ManchesterJet expands codeshare to ManchesterFlights to Johannesburg to be launched by Jet AirwaysJet Airways will commence cheap flights to Johannesburg from MumbaiDirect v Indirect: bargains ahoy!We’ve found some great deals for you this week.