If a nursing home sends many residents to the hospital, it may indicate that the nursing home is not properly assessing or taking care of its residents.
This measure reports the number of unplanned hospitalizations, including observation stays, per 1,000 long-stay nursing home resident days in calendar year 2019. Long-stay resident days are all days after the 100th cumulative day in a nursing home. Lower rates are better on this measure.
The purple dashed line represents the median, or middle, of all values reported.
CMS calculates this measure using Medicare claims data. Not all of a state’s residents reflected in the data for this measure are enrolled in Medicaid, but Medicaid is the primary payer across the country for long-term care services.
Source: Provider Data Catalog
Note: Data for American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands are not available.