Spending on nursing facility, CCRC care was $155.8 billion in 2013, CMS says

December 3, 2014 10:42 PM

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Spending on nursing facility, CCRC care was $155.8 billion in 2013, CMS says

Spending on care in nursing facilities and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) totaled $155.8 billion in 2013, according to data released this afternoon by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The data on national health expenditures are detailed in an article forthcoming in the January issue of Health Affairs that is available online now.

Spending for nursing and CCRC care increased by 2.4 percent in 2013, compared with 2.0 percent in 2012, according to the latest calculations from the CMS Office of the Actuary. Medicare spending, which represents about 20 percent of total nursing care and CCRC spending, increased 2.2 percent in 2013...

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