State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. Educational Programs--Sections 1819 and 1919(g)(1)(b)


As part of the statutory Medicare and Medicaid nursing home survey and certification requirements, each state must "conduct periodic educational programs for the staff and residents (and their representatives) of [nursing facilities] in order to present current regulations, procedures, and policies under this section." Technical assistance programs that include a regulatory focus may be considered such "educational programs." For Medicaid, a 75 percent federal match is available for approved costs. The Federal Government pays 100 percent of the costs of such programs for Medicare SNFs.

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