Report: Medicaid continues to provide majority of nursing home funding

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Association disputes findings in recent survey on CNAs in long-term care
Association disputes findings in recent survey on CNAs in long-term care
Nursing homes and residential care facilities continued to receive the bulk of their funding from Medicaid in 2007, with the entitlement program dishing out $59 billion to them, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report.

Medicaid provided $20 billion to continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) in 2007, up 10.1% from 2006. Homes for the elderly that do not have on-site nursing care facilities also saw a revenue increase of 7.1% up to $14.5 billion, according to the Census Bureau figures. Overall healthcare and social assistance revenue increased by 6.8% to $1.66 trillion in 2007.

While overall revenues were up, emergency relief services saw a 13.2% cut, dropping the amount of funding received to $6.9 billion. Figures were compiled from the results of the 2007 Service Annual Survey: Health Care and Social Assistance, which estimates revenues for healthcare providers and related businesses with paid employees.