“Hospital discharge pressures build as nursing homes clamor for help,” by Danielle Brown, McKnight’s LTC News
“Increased COVID-19 case counts at nursing homes nationwide have prevented hospitals from discharging patients into skilled nursing facilities due to a lack of beds. The inability of nursing homes to take patients ready to leave hospitals amid the current COVID-19 wave is underscoring skilled nursing’s “essential” role in the care continuum, experts said Monday.”
LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:
Dominant government funding of hospitals and nursing homes through Medicare and Medicaid denies the long-term care market price data it would need to allocate resources so that crises like these self-resolve.
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