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Cost of Tennessee Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in Tennessee is $5,840 per month.

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

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

The rate for a is typically higher. In Tennessee, the average cost is $6,296.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

North Carolina$6,266

Tennessee Nursing Home Statistics

Tennessee contains 316 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 36,437 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 74% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Tennessee skilled nursing homes is 3.3 which ranks 38 nationally.

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

Overall Ratings of Tennessee Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Tennessee

Ownership of Nursing Homes in Tennessee

Percent of Tennessee Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of Tennessee Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of Tennessee Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

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

Helpful Tennessee Consumer Agencies

Billing Medicare

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

Fiscal Intermediary
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (d.b.a. Riverbend Government Benefits Administrators)
Tollfree: (800) 633-4227
Tollfree Notes: 1-800-MEDICARE

Part B bills and services.

CIGNA (Connecticut General Life Insurance Company)
Tollfree: (800) 633-4227
Tollfree Notes: 1-800-MEDICARE

General Medicare Information

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, Atlanta Regional Office
Local: (404) 562-7500

Medigap policies available in my area, and insurance questions.

State Department of Insurance
Department of Insurance of Tennessee - Commerce and Insurance
Local: (615) 741-2218
Tollfree: (800) 342-4029

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
Local: (615) 741-2056
Local TDD: (615) 532-3893
Tollfree: (877) 801-0044

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
Primary Care Association of Tennessee
Local: (615) 329-3836
Tollfree: (800) 343-3136

To find a hospice program in my area.

State Hospice Organization
Alive Hospice
Local: (615) 327-1085
Tollfree: (800) 327-1085

Other Health Insurance Programs

Health based programs and services.

State Health Departments
Tennessee Department of Health
Local: (615) 741-3111

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

State Medical Assistance Office
Bureau of TennCare
Tollfree: (866) 311-4287

Quality of Care/Complaints

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

QIO -- Quality Improvement Organization (formerly PRO - Peer Review Organization)
Q Source
Local: (901) 682-0381
Tollfree: (800) 528-2655

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

Commission on Aging and Disability of Tennessee
Local: (615) 741-2056
Local TDD: (615) 532-3893
Tollfree: (877) 236-0013
Spanish: (615) 321-5858

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

Nursing Home State Survey Agency
Tennessee Department of Health
Local: (615) 741-7221
Tollfree: (800) 778-4504
Spanish: (800) 752-6096

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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