The Nursing Home Report Card, Best Practices Program, Joint Surveyor/Provider Training, Deficiency-Free Certificates and Survey Questionnaires are funded through a combination of federal and state dollars, with 73 percent of budgeted costs paid by federal funds. Only the costs for the Governor's Award for Quality Care ($5,000) and the Quality-Based Inspections ($7,000) are funded entirely through state funds.
Current annual programming costs for the Nursing Home Report Cards are approximately $25,000 per year, with 73 percent paid by federal funds. In the 2002 budget, costs related to the division's web site were about $105,000, which included $31,500 for web maintenance, $10,800 for web hosting, $41,000 for electronic licensing, and $21,000 for scheduling software. The Best Practices program costs an estimated $15,000 per year, 73 percent of which is paid by the Federal Government. The cost associated with the Joint Surveyor/Provider Training sessions is approximately $50,000 per year, with 73 percent (approximately $36,500) paid by federal funds. The Deficiency-Free Certificates ($500 per year), and the Survey Questionnaire ($50,000 per year) each receive 73 percent of program costs from the Federal Government.