Very Few Homes Receive
Medicaid Rates Equal to Costs
When only 17.4% (1999 figures) of
all facilities receive Medicaid
rates equal to their costs, the
public is not well served. Such a
system makes it impossible for
many facilities to effectively
address increasing staffing and
resident care needs.
To help cover these losses,
private pay residents are charged
rates substantially above their
actual care costs. The difference
between Medicaid and private pay
rates in many facilities exceeds