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Title
Return to nursing home investment: issues for public policy.
First Author
Baldwin, Carliss Y
Date of Pub
1984 Summer
Pages
43-52
Volume
5
Issue
4
Other Authors
Bishop, Christine E
Abstract
Because Government policy does much to determine the return available to nursing home investment, the profitability of the nursing home industry has been a subject of controversy since Government agencies began paying a large portion of the Nation's nursing home bill. Controversy appears at several levels. First is the rather narrow concern, often conceived in accounting terms, of the appropriate reimbursement of capital-related expense under Medicaid and Medicare. Second is the concern about how return to capital affects the flow of investment into nursing homes, leading either to inadequate access to care or to over-capacity. Third is the concern about how sources of return to nursing home investment affect the pattern of nursing home ownership and the amount of equity held by owners since the pattern of ownership and amount of equity have been linked to quality of care.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Public Policy : Reimbursement Mechanisms : Capital Financing : Investments/trends : Nursing Homes/economics : Ownership/economics : Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB84-229343