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# Rate to Generate Profit

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Assume that a certain nursing home has two categories of payers. Medicaid pays \$65.00 per day and private pay patients pay the established per diem, but approximately 10 percent of private-pay charges are not collected. Variable costs are \$50.00 per day and fixed costs are expected to be \$2,000,000. Expected volume is 100,000 patient days.

a. If 50 percent of the patients are Medicaid and 50 percent are private pay, what rate must be set to generate \$300,000 in profit?

From the information used to answer part a. change the charges and profit amount to whats described in part b.
b. Assume that the nursing home charges \$150 per day, what would be the nursing home's required volume (in patient days) in order to make \$150,000 profit?

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a) Medicaid Private Pay
Number of Days 50, 000 45, 000
Fees \$65 ...

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