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HHS Announces $2 Billion Quality Incentive Program for Nursing Homes

Posted Sep 9, 20201 min Read

Payment & Reimbursement

Lsst week, the HHS announced its $2 billion quality incentive program for nursing homes as part of the $5 billion tranche announced on August 7 of CARES Act funding for COVID relief. Each month, starting in September through December, $500 million will be distributed to nursing homes according to performance on COVID-19 case rates and risk adjusted COVID-19 death rates. Performance will be determined from NHSN data submissions and audits relative to county per-capita rates. No further details have been released at this time.

Here is more information from AHCA on COVID-19 Performance Payment Program.

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