The coronavirus pandemic exposed the systemic issues faced by nursing homes with a higher percentage of Medicaid residents. By using the Brown University's Long-Term Care focus facility-level data and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data, the study examines the association between the nursing home and resident characteristics with Covid-19 cases in high-Medicaid nursing homes. Fifty-eight facilities in Florida were identified as having residents whose primary support was Medicaid. The findings from the study suggest a higher proportion of Medicaid residents, for-profit status, and chain affiliation status, were associated with a higher prevalence of Covid-19 cases among nursing home residents. Further research on related health policies is necessary to resolve the current disparities in nursing home care serving a higher proportion of Medicaid residents.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Health Management and Informatics
Health Services Administration
Cobbina, Abigail A., "High Medicaid Nursing Homes: What Nursing Home and Resident Characteristics are associated with Covid 19 Cases?" (2023). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 1338.