State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. Medical and Utilization or Quality Review--Section 1903(a)(3)(C)(i)


This section provides for a 75 percent federal match for the costs incurred "for the performance of medical and utilization or quality review by a utilization and quality control peer review organization." This section covers activities performed by state Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), which have similar characteristics to the TA programs in several study states (see Chapter 8 for more details on this program), and is used by Washington state to secure matching funds for its technical assistance program which is operated as part of the state's medical utilization program.

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