In the 2010-2011 New York State Budget, the Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) was established. Now in its third year, the NHQI has the goal of rewarding Nursing Homes who demonstrate high-quality care via an enhancement to the Medicaid Rate. The NHQI is funded by taking funds away from Nursing Homes who rank lower in the measurement criteria. The Medicaid Rate add-on or take-back typically won’t exceed 1% of the operating portion of the rate. As of early 2016, the NHQI Medicaid Rate impact has not been implemented pending CMS approval and resolution of pending litigation.
The Department of Health has released the dataset for the 2015 NHQI Rankings.
Please Contact Us with any questions concerning the NHQI or your Medicaid Rate.