Skilled Nursing Facilities

Medicare Pay Cuts Sought for Nursing Homes, Home Health Agencies

A congressional advisory panel is recommending that lawmakers reduce Medicare payments to nursing homes, home health agencies, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities in 2025. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission voted Thursday to recommend base payment rate cuts of 7% for home health agencies, 5% for inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and 3% for nursing homes. But the panel

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A Look at Nursing Facility Characteristics between 2015 and 2023

This KFF data note examines the characteristics of nursing facilities and the people living in them with data from Nursing Home Compare, a publicly available dataset that provides a snapshot of information on quality of care in each nursing facility, and CASPER (Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports), a dataset that includes detailed metrics collected

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Executive Outlook 2024: Nursing Homes’ Road From Recovery to Stability Under Threat

The Covid-19 pandemic’s labor crisis forced some nursing home providers to adapt their business practices in 2023, during a time some leaders termed the “year of recovery.” And, as they look ahead to 2024 amid a looming federal staffing mandate, many nursing home providers look to gain from these efficiencies – but are fearful about

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