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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 Homeowner Status: 1996
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f5-hcfr-25-1-099: Distribution of Expenses for Nursing Home Residents, by Homeowner Status: 1996

Mentions: Sources of payment varied by homeownership status. For example, in 1996, home owners paid a greater proportion of their expenses through Medicare (29 versus 15 percent) and out of pocket (35 versus 29 percent) and relied less on Medicaid (25 versus 51 percent) than residents who did not own a home (Figure 5). There was also an increase in the proportion of total expenses paid for by Medicare for homeowners, 2 versus 29 percent between the 2 years.


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 Homeowner Status: 1996
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f5-hcfr-25-1-099: Distribution of Expenses for Nursing Home Residents, by Homeowner Status: 1996
Mentions: Sources of payment varied by homeownership status. For example, in 1996, home owners paid a greater proportion of their expenses through Medicare (29 versus 15 percent) and out of pocket (35 versus 29 percent) and relied less on Medicaid (25 versus 51 percent) than residents who did not own a home (Figure 5). There was also an increase in the proportion of total expenses paid for by Medicare for homeowners, 2 versus 29 percent between the 2 years.

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