Louisiana A recent report by the Center for Public Integrity noted that Louisiana and Arkansas nursing homes had the greatest discrepancies between their nurse staffing reports for Nursing Home Compare and their actual annual cost reports. The revised system will be based on payroll data, not self-reports. He states that in the past 10 years, the number of nursing home beds has gone from 40,000 to 35,000 statewide. Yet Louisiana remains “over-bedded.” A Louisiana legislative auditor report cited an average 75 percent occupancy rate in 2013.
January 9, 2015