State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. State Consultative Services--Section 1902(a)(24)


This section provides that funding is available to nursing facilities (and other provider types) for "consultative services by health agencies and other appropriate agencies of the state" to assist them in qualifying for payment under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, or establishing the fiscal records needed to determine payment on "account of care and services furnished to individuals." This provision could be used to support programs, for example, related to the MDS (e.g., training in completing the MDS accurately). A 50 percent federal match rate is available for such consultative services. This section of the Social Security Act was not used to obtain federal funding by any of our study states.

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