AHCA State of the Nursing Home Sector Fact Sheet

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

“While nursing homes are better able to manage COVID-19, the pandemic has exacerbated a historic labor shortage, creating an access to care crisis for America’s seniors and a capacity issue for other health care providers, like hospitals. Meanwhile, the economic recovery of the industry remains in limbo, as the chronically underfunded sector begins to lose vital COVID financial aid in 2023.”

The above statement is found on the 2-page AHCA State of the Nursing Home Sector Fact Sheet.  The infographic presents data from:

  • CMS, COVID-19 Nursing Home Data, as of Jan. 27, 2023
  • CDC, COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States, as of Jan. 27, 2023
  • AHCA/NCAL, “Long Term Care Jobs Report” January 2023
  • AHCA/NCAL, Survey of 524 Nursing Home Providers, January 2023
  • CLA, “State of the Skilled Nursing Facility Industry: In-Depth Analysis on Increasing Costs and Local Impact” May 2022
  • AHCA/NCAL, “Long Term Care Profession Launches National Campaign To Attract More Caregivers” January 11, 2023
  • Kaiser Family Foundation, “Distribution of Certified Nursing Facility Residents by Primary Payer Source
  • MACPAC, “Estimates of Medicaid Nursing Facility Payments Relative to Costs” January 2023
  • AHCA/NCAL analysis of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality, Certification and Oversight (QCOR) Reports
  • CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network as of January 29, 2023

These topics are addressed:

  • COVID-19
  • Historic Labor Shortage
  • On the Financial Brink
  • Access to Care Crisis
  • The Road to Recovery

I encourage you to share and review this important Fact Sheet with your team and your colleagues. We will continue to face a significant number of challenges as we move through 2023.