Home Care by the Numbers
An at-a-glance guide on Medicare provided by National Association for Home Care & Hospice
The Relative Costs: All Medicare
$44: Average Medicare cost per day of a patient receiving home health care.
$559: Medicare cost per day in a typical nursing home.
$1,932: Medicare cost per day in a typical hospital stay.
The Medicare Cuts – Actual and Proposed: All Medicare
10: Number of consecutive years CMS or MedPAC have proposed cutting Medicare Home Health
reimbursement rates. (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Medicare Payment Advisory
77 billion: Affordable Care Act and Regulatory Action cuts over the next 10 years.
Nearly $1,120: Deficit Commission yearly out of pocket co-pay for a year of home care.
The Beneficiaries: All payment models, including Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, etc.
78 million: Number of baby boomers. (Bureau of the Census)
10,000: Number of boomers who retire each day starting in January of 2011. (Social Security
12 million: The number of people who need home care and hospice each year. (National
Association for Home Care & Hospice)
The Economic Impact: All payment models, including Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, etc.
Nearly 3 million: The number of people employed in home care. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
81: Percentage growth in home care employment that the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates will
take place between 2010 and 2020.
1: Rank of medical services in job growth among major economic sectors. (Bureau of Labor