|Title||Recent Trends In State Nursing Home Payment Policies|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Grabowski D.C, Feng Z., Intrator O., Mor V.|
|Journal||Health Aff (Millwood)|
|Date Published||Jun 16|
State Medicaid programs pay for a sizable portion of overall nursing home expenditures. The repeal of the Boren amendment in 1997 gave states greater freedom to set Medicaid nursing home policy. This study presents data from a comprehensive survey of state nursing home payment policies during 1999-2002. Aggregate inflation-adjusted Medicaid payment rates rose steadily, and there was no sizable increase in the adoption of other cost-cutting policies. Although these findings can be interpreted with some optimism from a nursing home financing perspective, areas of common concern remain for state nursing home policy during the next several years.