Sch­wank an­nounces ad­di­tional funds to Berks Heim

Due to pri­va­ti­za­tion of York County home, Berks Heim re­ceives ad­di­tional $596,000

The Boyertown Area Times - - LOCAL NEWS - From Sen. Judy Sch­wank’s Of­fice

Due to the pri­va­ti­za­tion of a York County home, the Berks Heim is es­ti­mated to re­ceive an ad­di­tional $596,000 dur­ing the 20182019 fis­cal year, State Sen. Judy Sch­wank (D-Berks) an­nounced.

“The Berks Heim has a re­mark­able rep­u­ta­tion in our county, and count­less Berks Coun­tians have had a loved one, friend or neigh­bor stay at the Heim,” Sch­wank said. “The fa­cil­ity’s ded­i­ca­tion to pro­vid­ing its res­i­dents top-notch care is one of the rea­sons why I am so pleased to learn about this ex­tra fund­ing.”

Orig­i­nally, the Berks Heim was ex­pected to re­ceive $2.556 mil­lion through In­ter­nal Gov­ern­ment Trans­fers (IGT) for the 2018-2019 fis­cal year. But due to Medi­care rates in­creas­ing and the pri­va­ti­za­tion of the York County home, the Berks Heim will re­ceive the ad­di­tional $596,000, which will mean $3.152 mil­lion in fund­ing.

In 2016, the Heim re­ceived ap­prox­i­mately $1.28 mil­lion in IGT funds and in 2017, it re­ceived ap­prox­i­mately $1.45 mil­lion.

Part of the in­crease is one time in na­ture be­cause York County is con­tribut­ing to the up­per pay­ment limit for the days they were a county home for the 2018-2019 fis­cal year. The re­main­ing homes get to reap the ben­e­fit of that room since York is not el­i­gi­ble for a pay­ment.

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