Nursing homes that serve larger proportions of Medicaid patients have lower quality ratings, according to a new study from the American Health Care Association, a long-term-care provider trade group.
The study also found that:
- For-profit nursing homes care for more Medicaid patients than non-profits.
- Rural nursing homes care for more Medicaid patients than urban facilities.
- Large facilities care for a higher proportion of Medicaid patients than smaller facilities.
Learn more about the study and the theories behind some of these findings in the McKnight’s Long-Term Care News article “AHCA study: Facilities with higher Medicaid populations have poorer quality outcomes.”