tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement - 2005 Issue 43

LONG-TERM CARE: Feds Hoping LTC P4P Pilot Will Fly

Project not slated to start for at least a year.Long-term care facilities will soon get a chance to try pay-for-performance on for size. As early as next year, some nursing homes could be getting paid for their extra attention to quality of care.  At a recent special Open Door Forum, officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services laid out the basics of a plan to offer top-performing nursing homes incentives to keep up the good work. The pilot will involve as many as 200 homes in three or four states. The initiative would improve nursing...

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