“3 States Limit Nursing Home Profits in Bid to Improve Care”

3 States Limit Nursing Home Profits in Bid to Improve Care,” by Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News


“‘If they’re not able to pull so much money away from care and spend it on staffing and actual services, it should make a big difference,’ said Charlene Harrington, professor emeritus at the University of California-San Francisco’s School of Nursing who has spent four decades studying nursing home reimbursement and regulation. ‘I would expect the quality of care would improve substantially.’ ‘The actual effect will be just the opposite,’ said Andrew Aronson, president and CEO of the Health Care Association of New Jersey. ‘By trying to force providers to put more money into direct care, you’re creating a disincentive for people to invest in their buildings, which is going to drive the quality down.’”


LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:

Who’s right? Read “What’s better for senior living and care — the market or government?” to sort it out.