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dc.contributor.authorLaes-Kushner, Rebecca
dc.date2022-08-11T08:08:07.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T15:42:54Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T15:42:54Z
dc.date.issued2018-03-27
dc.date.submitted2018-08-15
dc.identifier.doi10.13028/13cj-ay30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/26962
dc.description<p>Blog post to Commonwealth Medicine's website - <a href="https://commed.umassmed.edu/blog/2018/03/27/skilled-nursing-facilities-too-many-beds" target="_blank">View blog post online</a></p>
dc.description.abstractMore than 15,500 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) provide care to more than 1.35 million people in the United States who need assistance with their Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), including going to the toilet, getting out of bed, getting dressed, feeding themselves, and showering, or who have cognitive difficulties, such as from dementia. Nationally, SNF use has declined as people live longer and choose home and community-based services (HCBS) over institutional care. From 2004 to 2014, the percentage of people age 65 and older in nursing homes dropped from 3.6% to 2.5%, a decrease of 24.5%. In addition, the number of people age 65 and older in nursing homes decreased 11.7% during the same time period, from 1.32 million to 1.16 million. By comparison, the number of nursing facility beds has only decreased 3.9% during the same time period. This disparity leads to overbedding, which, as I explain below, drives up Medicaid costs unnecessarily.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rights© 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School
dc.subjectskilled nursing facilities
dc.subjectMedicaid
dc.subjectMedicare
dc.subjecthome and community-based services
dc.subjectnursing facility beds
dc.subjectcosts
dc.subjectGeriatrics
dc.subjectHealth Economics
dc.subjectHealth Law and Policy
dc.subjectHealth Policy
dc.subjectHealth Services Administration
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.titleSkilled Nursing Facilities: Too many beds
dc.typeBlog Post
dc.identifier.legacyfulltexthttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1201&amp;context=commed_pubs&amp;unstamped=1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/commed_pubs/193
dc.identifier.contextkey12662241
refterms.dateFOA2022-08-23T15:42:54Z
html.description.abstract<p>More than 15,500 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) provide care to more than 1.35 million people in the United States who need assistance with their Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), including going to the toilet, getting out of bed, getting dressed, feeding themselves, and showering, or who have cognitive difficulties, such as from dementia. Nationally, SNF use has declined as people live longer and choose home and community-based services (HCBS) over institutional care. From 2004 to 2014, the percentage of people age 65 and older in nursing homes dropped from 3.6% to 2.5%, a decrease of 24.5%. In addition, the number of people age 65 and older in nursing homes decreased 11.7% during the same time period, from 1.32 million to 1.16 million. By comparison, the number of nursing facility beds has only decreased 3.9% during the same time period. This disparity leads to overbedding, which, as I explain below, drives up Medicaid costs unnecessarily.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathcommed_pubs/193
dc.contributor.departmentCommonwealth Medicine, Center for Health Law and Economics


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