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Trends in nursing home expenses, 1987 and 1996.

Rhoades JA, Sommers JP - Health Care Financ Rev (2003)

Bottom Line: As Medicare's role increased, there was an accompanying decline in the proportion of expenses paid out of pocket.In 1987, 45 percent was paid out of pocket versus 30 percent in 1996.Those nursing home residents using Medicare most heavily as a source of payment tended to exhibit very short stays (33 days on average), zero limitations in activities of daily living (ADLs), and no mental conditions.

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Affiliation: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Room 5212, 540 Gather Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA. jrhoades@ahrq.gov

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This article presents data about expenses and sources of payment for nursing homes for 1987 and 1996. A central finding is that the role of Medicare in financing nursing home care has greatly expanded. Medicare payments represent 2 and 19 percent of the total for 1987 and 1996, respectively. As Medicare's role increased, there was an accompanying decline in the proportion of expenses paid out of pocket. In 1987, 45 percent was paid out of pocket versus 30 percent in 1996. Those nursing home residents using Medicare most heavily as a source of payment tended to exhibit very short stays (33 days on average), zero limitations in activities of daily living (ADLs), and no mental conditions.

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Mean Expense per Day and Percent Change, by Nursing Home Type: United States 1987 and 1996
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Mentions: The greatest increase in mean expenses per day has been for hospital-based nursing homes. In 1987, mean expenses per day for hospital-based nursing homes were $83. In 1996 such expenses reached $212 (Figure 1). This represents a 155-percent increase for hospital-based nursing homes, compared with a 106-percent increase for freestanding nursing homes and a 76-percent increase for nursing homes with multiple levels of care.


Trends in nursing home expenses, 1987 and 1996.

Rhoades JA, Sommers JP - Health Care Financ Rev (2003)

Mean Expense per Day and Percent Change, by Nursing Home Type: United States 1987 and 1996
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f1-hcfr-25-1-099: Mean Expense per Day and Percent Change, by Nursing Home Type: United States 1987 and 1996
Mentions: The greatest increase in mean expenses per day has been for hospital-based nursing homes. In 1987, mean expenses per day for hospital-based nursing homes were $83. In 1996 such expenses reached $212 (Figure 1). This represents a 155-percent increase for hospital-based nursing homes, compared with a 106-percent increase for freestanding nursing homes and a 76-percent increase for nursing homes with multiple levels of care.

Bottom Line: As Medicare's role increased, there was an accompanying decline in the proportion of expenses paid out of pocket.In 1987, 45 percent was paid out of pocket versus 30 percent in 1996.Those nursing home residents using Medicare most heavily as a source of payment tended to exhibit very short stays (33 days on average), zero limitations in activities of daily living (ADLs), and no mental conditions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Room 5212, 540 Gather Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA. jrhoades@ahrq.gov

ABSTRACT
This article presents data about expenses and sources of payment for nursing homes for 1987 and 1996. A central finding is that the role of Medicare in financing nursing home care has greatly expanded. Medicare payments represent 2 and 19 percent of the total for 1987 and 1996, respectively. As Medicare's role increased, there was an accompanying decline in the proportion of expenses paid out of pocket. In 1987, 45 percent was paid out of pocket versus 30 percent in 1996. Those nursing home residents using Medicare most heavily as a source of payment tended to exhibit very short stays (33 days on average), zero limitations in activities of daily living (ADLs), and no mental conditions.

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Related in: MedlinePlus