Nursing Facility

Research and Data About Skilled Nursing Facilities

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) in Pennsylvania provide important services to their residents every day, allowing vulnerable individuals to maintain maximum independence in a safe environment. Explore this page to learn more about these care settings in Pennsylvania and nationally.

Nursing Facility Research

2014 Long Term Care General Liability and Professional Liability Actuarial Analysis

Aon Global Risk Consulting report indicating liability costs continue to rise for long-term care facilities. The 2014 analysis provides estimates of loss rates, or the cost of liability to the beds that care providers operate.

November 2014
A Report on Shortfalls in Medicaid Funding for Nursing Center Care

This annual report was completed by ELJAY, LLC & Hansen Hunter & Company, PC for the American Health Care Association. The reported medicaid shortfalls in 2013 and projected Shortfalls for 2015 once again highlight the chronic Medicaid underfunding of nursing facility care. The shortfall is the difference between Medicaid reimbursement and allowable Medicaid costs.  The data are reported for the Nation and for as many States as possible.

May 2016
AHCA Annual Report on Quality in Nursing Homes

The annual AHCA Quality Report uses mostly government data to provide an overview of the latest trends in quality for the skilled nursing care sector. The report also highlights member centers’ efforts to improve quality care through specific programs and initiatives.

January 2014
Analysis of Total Profit Margins for Freestanding Skilled Nursing Facilities in Pennsylvania

Independent analysis of total profit margins for freestanding nursing facilities in Pennsylvania completed by Avalere Health. The report uses publicly available Medicare cost reports for fiscal years 2007 and 2014.

March 2016
Nursing Home Data Compendium

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) annual Nursing Home Data Compendium. The compendium contains figures and tables presenting data on all Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes in the United States as well as the residents in these nursing homes. A series of graphs and maps highlights some of the most interesting data, while detailed data are available in accompanying tables. Section 1 presents information on nursing home characteristics; Section 2 focuses on nursing home survey results; and Section 3 presents information on the demographic, functional and clinical characteristics of nursing home residents.

March 2016
Special Study on Arbitration in the Long Term Care Industry

Aon Global Risk Consulting report examines the prevalence, implementation and professional liability (“liability”) claim cost impact of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR” or “Arbitration”) in the Long Term Care industry.

June 2009
Trends in Nursing Facility Characteristics

This quarterly report provides an overview of the nursing facility characteristics available in the CMS Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CMS-CASPER) data. It includes trends in certified nursing facilities, beds and residents, average direct care hours per patient day, median occupancy and trends in resident ADLs.

March 2015
Trends in Nursing Facility Standard Health Survey Citations

This quarterly report provides an overview of the nursing facility characteristics available in the CMS Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CMS-CASPER) data. It includes trends in the number and severity of health survey citations.

March 2015

Government Data for Nursing Facilities

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