Using Medicaid to Cover Services for Elderly Persons in Residential Care Settings: State Policy Maker and Stakeholder Views in Six States. Nursing Homes


The state has a process for determining where new nursing home beds will be allowed based on the nursing home occupancy rate in a given county. The statewide occupancy rate is approximately 72 to 74 percent.1 The state also has a process for determining the proportion of nursing home beds allocated for Medicaid.

1. Gibson, M. J. and Gregory, S. R., Across the States 2002: Profiles of Long-Term Care, AARP, 2002.

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