Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: INCREASE IN AVERAGE PRIVATE PAY NURSING RATE FOR TRANSFER OF PROPERTY PENALTIES
The average private pay nursing care rate increased to $6,894 per month effective April 1, 2022. For applications taken on or after April 1, 2022, use $6,894 to determine the number of months of ineligibility for vendor level services.
Appendix J of the MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) Manual lists the current average private pay nursing care rate.
Appendix N of the December 1973 Eligibility Requirements Manual lists the historical values for average private pay nursing care rates.
Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.
Use $6,894 as the average private pay rate effective for applications on or after April 1, 2022.