John P. Sommers

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This article presents data about expenses and sources of payment for nursing homes for 1987 and 1996. A central finding is that the role of Medicare in financing nursing home care has greatly expanded. Medicare payments represent 2 and 19 percent of the total for 1987 and 1996, respectively. As Medicare's role increased, there was an accompanying decline in(More)
AHRQ Working Papers provide preliminary analysis of substantive, technical, and methodological issues. The papers have not undergone external peer review. They are distributed to share valuable experience and research. Comments are welcome and should be directed to the authors. The views expressed are those of the authors and no official endorsement by the(More)
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