A statewide "bed tax" on nursing homes could have a negative impact on some facilities. Pat Comstock, with the Healthcare Council of Illinois, says federal rules could mean a loss in revenue for some nursing homes.
Nursing homes with a higher concentration of Medicaid patients, however, will be rewarded if the "bed tax" takes effect. The tax will impose a six-dollar and seven-cent tax per bed, per day on long-term facilities. It's currently under federal review and is expected to be instated soon.