Price Tag for Testing All Nursing Home Residents, Staff for COVID-19 Once: $440 Million

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The nation’s largest organization representing nursing homes on Wednesday pegged the one-time cost of testing each resident and staff member in the United States at $440 million, arguing that substantially more funding for long-term care will be necessary to meet more stringent testing mandates.

The American Health Care Association arrived at that figure by adding up the more than 1.3 million nursing home residents and 1.6 million staffers across the country, then multiplying by an average per-test cost of $150 apiece.

That number also does not include residents and workers at other types of senior living and care facilities,

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