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Scot Kibbe

Director of Government Relations

Texas Health Care Association

HQ Phone:  (512) 458-1257

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Texas Health Care Association

P.O. Box 4554

Austin, Texas, 78765

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1950, the Texas Health Care Association (THCA) is the largest long term care association in Texas. THCA's membership is comprised of several hundred licensed non-profit and for-profit skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), specialized rehabilitation fac...more

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April 2016 - South Carolina Nursing Home Law Blog

Scott Kibbe, with the Texas Health Care Association, told the committee that low reimbursement rates make it difficult for nursing homes to offer competitive wages for staff that are the lifeblood of long-term care facilities.
"You know, you can start off at McDonald's at $13-$14 an hour in some cases, you could certainly find easier jobs for more money and that's a real problem when you're trying to keep good people in your facilities," Kibbe told the committee. He also said that registered nurses in Texas nursing homes have a 94 percent annual turnover rate. With the aging baby boomer generation reaching 70, the number of healthcare workers to elderly patients in Texas is predicted to drop by half, he said. Latina spoke with a registered nurse, who chose to be anonymous, in the Rio Grande Valley, and she said that nursing home jobs are tough to fill because licensed vocational nurses (LVNs), who get paid less than registered nurses, do the bulk of the work, and the job is tough. The two LVNs who work at her clinic come from the nursing home industry and one of them still works at one, meaning she has two jobs.


April 2016 - Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC

Scot Kibbe, director of government relations for the Texas Health Care Association, said Buc-ee's convenience stores can pay some employees $14 an hour, and it's hard for nursing homes to pay certified nursing assistants a wage comparable to that.
"What our providers tell us is their inability to pay competitive wages is a major factor [in turnover]," Kibbe said. The portion of caregivers to elderly people older than 80 was seven to one in 2010. That is expected to fall to four to one by 2030. "It's important to keep in mind where Texas is heading," Kibbe said.


Texas is putting troubled nursing homes on notice - Story

Scot Kibbe, director of government relations for the Texas Health Care Association, which represents 600 nursing homes, said that kind of inconsistency makes it difficult for nursing homes to meet survey goals that will improve their standing.
He said nursing homes can appeal a surveyor's findings - but that's a long, costly process. "Many are struggling for lack of funding, and then if you keep tacking on penalties, you're not solving the problem," Kibbe said. "It's maybe putting them further in the hole."


State News for August 2017 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Scott Kibbe, director of government relations for the Texas Health Care Association, told the Tribune that inconsistencies among surveyors can make meeting survey benchmarks difficult.
Appealing reported violations can present cash-strapped providers with another financial burden, he added.


April » 2016 » RegentCares » Page 5

"You can start of at McDonald's at $13 of $14 dollars an hour," Scot Kibbe, director of government relations for The Texas Health Care Association, told EverythingLubbock.com.
"It's hard when there are so many much easier jobs that pay better." Texas' long-term care facilities are underfunded, Kibbe said, and the state has one of the lowest Medicaid reimbursement rates in the nation. Approximately 85% of Texans living in skilled nursing facilities rely on Medicare or Medicaid, and each Medicaid patient is underfunded by 14%-which amounts to a $300 million shortfall that skilled nursing facilities have to deal with, he explained. This makes it difficult to pay certified nurse assistants, registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses competitively, he said. Texas must increase funding to raise the reimbursement rate to guarantee long-term care services are available when required, Kibbe said.


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