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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

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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Distribution of Expenses for Nursing Home Residents, by Marital Status: 1996
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f3-hcfr-25-1-099: Distribution of Expenses for Nursing Home Residents, by Marital Status: 1996

Mentions: In both 1987 and 1996, residents who were married had lower annual expenses ($11,326 and $19,771, 1987 versus 1996) per resident than unmarried residents ($14,457 and $23,420, 1987 versus 1996). In 1996, married residents had higher mean expenses per day than unmarried residents. Married residents also had a greater increase in the mean expense per day between the 2 years (136 percent for married versus 107 percent for unmarried) (Figure 2). The combination of lower annual expenses per resident and higher mean expenses per day indicates that married residents tended to have shorter LOSs than unmarried residents, and possibly received care of a greater intensity. In both years, but particularly in 1996, married residents relied more on Medicare than unmarried residents (Figure 3).


Trends in nursing home expenses, 1987 and 1996.

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

Distribution of Expenses for Nursing Home Residents, by Marital Status: 1996
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f3-hcfr-25-1-099: Distribution of Expenses for Nursing Home Residents, by Marital Status: 1996
Mentions: In both 1987 and 1996, residents who were married had lower annual expenses ($11,326 and $19,771, 1987 versus 1996) per resident than unmarried residents ($14,457 and $23,420, 1987 versus 1996). In 1996, married residents had higher mean expenses per day than unmarried residents. Married residents also had a greater increase in the mean expense per day between the 2 years (136 percent for married versus 107 percent for unmarried) (Figure 2). The combination of lower annual expenses per resident and higher mean expenses per day indicates that married residents tended to have shorter LOSs than unmarried residents, and possibly received care of a greater intensity. In both years, but particularly in 1996, married residents relied more on Medicare than unmarried residents (Figure 3).

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