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Cost of Massachusetts Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in Massachusetts is $10,737 per month.

The monthly base rate for Massachusetts nursing homes is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Massachusetts is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a in Massachusetts. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In Massachusetts, the average cost is $11,632.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Rhode Island$7,756
New Hampshire$9,612
New York$10,980

Massachusetts Nursing Home Statistics

Massachusetts contains 408 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 46,755 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 84% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Massachusetts skilled nursing homes is 3.5 which ranks 25 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other Massachusetts facilities.

Overall Ratings of Massachusetts Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Massachusetts

Ownership of Nursing Homes in Massachusetts

Percent of Massachusetts Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of Massachusetts Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of Massachusetts Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in Massachusetts

Helpful Massachusetts Consumer Agencies

Billing Medicare

Part A bills and services, hospital care, skilled nursing care, and fraud.

Fiscal Intermediary
Associated Hospital Services
Tollfree: (800) 633-4227
Tollfree Notes: 1-800-MEDICARE

Part B bills and services.

National Heritage Insurance Company
Tollfree: (800) 633-4227
Tollfree Notes: 1-800-MEDICARE

General Medicare Information

Gives information about how to save money on prescriptions through pharmacies, insurance, community agencies, and assistance programs from drug manufacturers. Pharmacists also counsel patients about the right way to take medications.

Prescription Drug Information
Local: (508) 373-0031
Tollfree: (866) 633-1617

Information on local seminars and health fairs on Medicare health plan choices, or to report a complaint directly to CMS.

CMS RO - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Regional Office
CMS, Boston Regional Office
Local: (617) 565-1232

Medigap policies available in my area, and insurance questions.

State Department of Insurance
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Local: (617) 521-7794
Local TDD: (617) 521-7490

Medigap policies, long-term care insurance, Medicare health plan choices, Medicare rights and protections, and help with filing an appeal.

SHIP -- State Health Insurance Assistance Program
Serving Health Information Needs of Elders (SHINE)
Local: (617) 727-7750
Tollfree: (800) 243-4636
Tollfree Notes: (800) AGE-INFO

Health Care Facilities and Services in Your Area

Finding a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) closest to me to help me lower my health care costs. FQHCs include community health centers, tribal health clinics, migrant health services, and health centers for the homeless.

Primary Care Association
League of Community Health Centers of Massachusetts
Local: (617) 426-2225
Tollfree: (800) 475-8455

To find a hospice program in my area.

State Hospice Organization
Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts
Local: (781) 255-7077
Tollfree: (800) 962-2973

Other Health Insurance Programs

Health based programs and services.

State Health Departments
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Local: (617) 624-6000
Tollfree: (866) 627-7968

Low-income programs (such as Medicaid) to help pay medical bills.

State Medical Assistance Office
Office of Health and Human Services of Massachusetts
Tollfree: (800) 841-2900

Quality of Care/Complaints

Complaints about quality of care, and filing an appeal or complaint.

QIO -- Quality Improvement Organization (formerly PRO - Peer Review Organization)
Local: (781) 890-0011
Tollfree: (800) 252-5533

Obtaining information on nursing homes or resolving problems between nursing homes and residents or their families.

Executive Office of Elder Affairs of Massachusetts
Local: (617) 727-7750
Tollfree: (800) 243-4636

Where to submit a complaint about the quality of life or quality of care inside a nursing home.

Nursing Home State Survey Agency
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Local: (617) 753-8000
Tollfree: (800) 462-5540

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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