5165.25 Determination of per medicaid day quality payment rate.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Long-stay resident" means an individual who has resided in a nursing facility for at least one hundred one days.

(2) "Measurement period" means the following:

(a) For fiscal year 2017, the period beginning July 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2015;

(b) For each subsequent fiscal year, the calendar year immediately preceding the fiscal year.

(3) "Nurse aide" has the same meaning as in section 3721.21 of the Revised Code.

(4) "Short-stay resident" means a nursing facility resident who is not a long-stay resident.

(B)

(1) Using all of the funds made available for a fiscal year by the rate reductions under division (B) of section 5165.15 of the Revised Code, the department of medicaid shall determine a per medicaid day quality payment rate to be paid for that fiscal year to each nursing facility that meets at least one of the quality indicators specified in division (B)(2) of this section for the measurement period. The largest quality payment rate for a fiscal year shall be paid to nursing facilities that meet all of the quality indicators for the measurement period.

(2) The following are the quality indicators to be used for the purpose of division (B)(1) of this section:

(a) Not more than the target percentage of the nursing facility's short-stay residents had new or worsened pressure ulcers and not more than the target percentage of long-stay residents at high risk for pressure ulcers had pressure ulcers.

(b) Not more than the target percentage of the nursing facility's short-stay residents newly received an antipsychotic medication and not more than the target percentage of the nursing facility's long-stay residents received an antipsychotic medication.

(c) The number of the nursing facility's residents who had avoidable inpatient hospital admissions did not exceed the target rate.

(d) The nursing facility's employee retention rate is at least the target rate.

(e) The nursing facility utilized the nursing home version of the preferences for everyday living inventory for all of its residents.

(3) The department shall specify the target percentage for the purpose of divisions (B)(2)(a) and (b) of this section. The amount specified for division (B)(2)(a) of this section may differ from the amount specified for division (B)(2)(b) of this section and the amount specified for short-stay residents may differ from the amount specified for long-stay residents. The department also shall specify the target rate for the purpose of division (B)(2)(c) of this section and the target rate for the purpose of division (B)(2)(d) of this section.

(C) If a nursing facility undergoes a change of operator during a fiscal year, the per medicaid day quality payment rate to be paid to the entering operator for nursing facility services that the nursing facility provides during the period beginning on the effective date of the change of operator and ending on the last day of the fiscal year shall be the same amount as the per medicaid day quality payment rate that was in effect on the day immediately preceding the effective date of the change of operator and paid to the nursing facility's exiting operator. For the immediately following fiscal year, the per medicaid day quality payment rate shall be the following:

(1) If the effective date of the change of operator is on or before the first day of October of the calendar year immediately preceding the fiscal year, the amount determined for the nursing facility in accordance with division (B) of this section for the fiscal year;

(2) If the effective date of the change of operator is after the first day of October of the calendar year immediately preceding the fiscal year, the mean per medicaid day quality payment rate for all nursing facilities for the fiscal year.

Cite as R.C. § 5165.25

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 7/1/2016.