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Legislators say they weren't notified of hike in nursing home reimbursements

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PIERRE — The state Department of Social Services decided it could increase Medicaid reimbursement rates to nursing homes by 4 percent this summer, on top of the 3 percent raise that the Legislature approved last winter.

Several legislators made clear Monday they weren't pleased that the state department didn't tell them before notifying nursing homes about the extra 4 percent.

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