Skilled Nursing Facility

Nursing home margins at lowest point since 1999

The lowest average margin for freestanding nursing homes in recent years was recorded in 2018, according to a new report from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). The total average margin dropped to -0.3% in 2018, which is the first negative overall margin since 1999.

Nursing home margins have been on a year-to-year decline, although as 2018 is the most recent data available, we have yet to see COVID-19 will affect future margins.