Quality Gaps Among Nursing Homes Likely To Grow if Medicaid is Cut

September 29, 2017

"It's very likely that if Medicaid payment rates freeze or decline, there would be adverse effects," says Vincent Mor, a professor of health services, policy and practice at the Brown University School of Public Health. "Nursing homes that can, will get out of the Medicaid business if it's at all possible. Those that can't will try to keep their beds as full as possible and live with a negative margin — and reduce food, reduce staff and try to struggle along."