"At present the ENs are only at MECF but there is potential to widen this as we consider contemporary models of care for our patients."
Under SERCO--the United Kingdom-based company which was sacked in 2015 from running MECF after publicity around inmate fight clubs --HCAs had been administering medications.
Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee (TC, MECF
), University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis.
The MECF corresponding to the tax rate applied to good i, MECFi, can be written MECFi=[x.sub.i]/MRi, where [x.sub.i] is the consumption of good i and MRi is rate at which revenue changes if the tax rate applied to good i is raised.
There is a MECF for the tax imposed on each of the n commodities and in general one, say h, will be the highest, and another, say I, the lowest, so MECFh>MECFl.
MECF is only able to show when a slight increase in one tax rate and a slight decrease in another will reduce deadweight loss.
The Welch Connection article and a release accompanying MECF's report point to a trend in which increasing nursing home closures could eliminate the surplus of nursing home beds in the state within a year.
Even the state's own Finance Working Group of its Health Care Task Force said "...that the financial condition of the nursing home industry is serious, that there is no reason to expect improvement soon, and that the potential for quality of care to deteriorate due to financial pressures and the difficulty in attracting and retaining staff is real and a cause for concern" (quoted in the MECF report).
In addition, MECF has lobbied for legislation that mandates facilities to conduct CORI checks on all prospective employees, with the Medicaid program assuming its portion of the cost for those investigations.
In his testimony last November before the Congressional Older Americans Caucus, MECF Chairman Steven W.
Fitzgerald, Universidade Cidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil (CABT), Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee (JMK, RSP, BJD, AW, MECF
), and University of Tennessee Health Science.
Johnson, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee (AF, MECF
), and The University of Tennessee, Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee (DAJ).