Medicaid nursing home policies and risk-adjusted rates of emergency department visits: Does rural location matter?

July 10, 2020


  • Huiwen Xu
  • John R. Bowblis
  • Yue Li
  • Thomas V. Caprio
  • Orna Intrator

Medicaid nursing home (NH) reimbursement rates and bed-hold policies have been shown to be associated with hospitalization of urban NH residents, but their relationships with emergency department (ED) visits, especially in rural NHs, remain unknown. This study explores the relationships of Medicaid NH policies with three NH quarterly risk-adjusted rates of ED use for long-stay residents and evaluates whether the associations differed by NHs' geographical locations.


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  • Long-Term Care Facilities