State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. Assuring Service Delivery in the Best Interest of Medicaid Recipients--Section 1902(a)(19)


According to this section, Medicaid state plans must "provide such safeguards as may be necessary to assure that eligibility for care and services under the plan will be determined, and such care and services will be provided, in a manner consistent with simplicity of administration and the best interests of the recipients." This section provides a 50 percent federal match and potentially could be used to fund state-established web pages or other sources of consumer information on nursing homes, although we are not aware of any states that have actually received federal funding for such efforts under this section.

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