2022 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Nursing Home Quality Improvement Program (language only)

Item 304 #9h

Item 304 #9h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 340, after line 10, insert:

"PPPP. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall seek approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a quality improvement program addressing nursing home capacity building with funding from the Civil Monetary Penalties Reinvestment Fund. Program design could be based on the results of the Virginia Gold Quality Improvement Program pilot project, to include peer mentoring, job-related and interpersonal skills training, and work-related benefits."


(This amendment adds language to require the Department of Medical Assistance Services to seek federal approval to design a quality improvement program for nursing home capacity building. Funding for the program will come from civil monetary penalties received from nursing homes that can be used to reinvest in nursing facility improvement projects. This is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.)