Board compromises at $15 rate increase for LTC
May 28, 2020
The Board of Trustees has agreed to an increase on the daily rate for Crook County Medical Service District’s long term care unit. The increase of $15 will take the overall total to $230 per day.
Though the total charged to residents still will not cover the actual cost per patient of running the facility, the board felt that a bigger price hike would be unfair to those who pay privately.
The original suggestion, brought forth by controller Alayna Marten during the board’s budget meeting last week, was for a $30 increase.
“The rates right now are pretty reasonable compared to other p...