Texas Nursing Home Quality Act (NHQA)
SB 1050: A Solution to the State’s Long Term Care Crisis
100% of new funding provided is to improve the quality of care in Texas nursing homes
Creates largest pay-for-performance health care program of its kind in the country
Does not add to the state budget
Does not expand Medicaid
50% Dedicated to Infrastructure and Process
Wages and benefits
Direct care services to improve quality of care and resident experience
Renovations and improvements to create home‐like environment
Technology and equipment upgrades
50% Dedicated to Meeting Quality Outcomes
CMS Five‐Star Quality Measures
Staffing enhancement initiatives
Alzheimer’s, dementia and obesity care
How the NHQA Works
- Funding similar to 43 other states and the District of Columbia
- Addresses long term care needs without costing the state budget
- Nursing facilities provide “state share” payments to the Comptroller
- Exempted Facilities:
- State Veterans Homes
- Continuous Care Retirement Communities
- For every $1.00 committed, the state will receive approximately $2.50 from the federal
- government to support Texas nursing homes.
Returning Federal Taxes to Texas
NHQA would bring federal funding Texans have paid in taxes that other states are using to improve long term care.
For every $1 Texans send to Washington, the federal government keeps 35 cents... Texas currently receives 65 cents back.
Compare that to South Carolina, which receives more than $3.05 for every dollar it sends, Alabama at $2.60, and Indiana at $2.25.
Source: Wallet Hub
Average Daily Medicaid Per Diem Rate
Source: Available 2016 Medicaid Shortfall Report Data
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