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One-Star New Jersey Medicaid Long Term Care (LTC) facilities

Long Term Care (LTC) Facilities in New Jersey

15 long-term care facilities – also known as nursing homes – that received money from New Jersey Medicaid were rated one star out of five.

That means millions of taxpayer dollars went to chronic one-star long-term care facilities. 

We looked at them in February 2022 to see what kind of care some 1,850 New Jersey residents were receiving. In September 2022, we updated the data.

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Looking at NJ's One-Star LTCs

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These 15 LTCs have been repeatedly rated one star year after year — and made no sustained improvements.

Ratings are based on issues found at LTCs during health inspections, quality measures reported by nursing homes, and the number of nursing staff at facilites. 

Read our Methodology

How Much Does NJ Spend on One-Star LTCs?

One-Star LTCs Receive Millions of Medicaid Dollars Each Year

Over $300 million in Medicaid money has flowed to LTCs that are repeatedly rated one star between fiscal years 2017-2019.

Track the Money
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The Vast Majority of NJ's One-Star LTCs Are For-Profit

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Almost all – 93 percent – of New Jersey's one-star LTCs are operated for profit. 

For-profit ownership dominates among one-star LTCs. Among all New Jersey LTCs, 77 percent are operated for profit, 21 percent non-profit, and 2 percent are government-owned.

See Who Owns NJ's One-Star LTCs

How NJ Stacks Up

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Overall Rating

The average Overall Rating for New Jersey Medicaid LTCs is 3.6 (5 being the highest), which is slightly better than the national average of 3.1.

Compare to Neighboring States
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Number of Residents

1,850 individuals live at the 15 one-star LTCs on our list.

Average Number of Residents Compared

Is a Program Meant to Incentivize Quality Care Actually Performing?

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Examining the Quality Incentive Payment Program (QIPP)

In Fiscal Year 2020, New Jersey Medicaid introduced the QIPP program to give LTCs bonus payments for meeting or exceeding certain quality metrics.

However, we found that one-star LTCs are receiving nearly the same amount of QIPP payments as highly-rated LTCs. 

So, is QIPP actually incentivizing high-quality care in nursing homes?

Learn More about QIPP

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