A Report on Shortfalls in Medicaid Funding for Nursing Center Care

Source: Eljay, LLC & Hansen Hunter & Company, PC For the American Health Care Association, March 2015

Report Highlights:
● The majority of nursing center providers deliver Medicaid-covered services to residents at rates that are inadequate to cover their costs. ….
● Medicare does not mend the Medicaid funding gap. ….
● Providers have been forced to leverage provider taxes heavily in order to mitigate significant Medicaid underpayments. ….
● Trends in the delivery of long term services and supports (LTSS) continue to drive down nursing center utilization while new questions about future demand emerge. ….