State Requires Nursing Home Satisfaction To Receive Maximum Medicaid Support

Lawmakers in one state are working to link nursing home satisfaction ratings to the amount of funding those facilities receive from the state.  Under recent changes in state law, the nursing homes must show they are providing quality care to residents or they will lose about 10 percent of their Medicaid funding.

In face-to-face interviews, residents were asked to rate their satisfaction with the facilities’ environment, activities, administration, staff, laundry, meals and other services. Starting in July, the facilities must meet at least five of 20 measures aimed at determining how well they look after their residents.  Facilities failing to meet the satisfaction criteria will lose $16.44 per resident per day in Medicaid payments. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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