Quality Incentive Payment Program (QIPP)

The Quality Incentive Payment Program (QIPP for short) was designed to promote quality care at long-term care facilities by giving them bonus payments for high quality and performance. The program is run by the New Jersey Medicaid Program through the Division of Aging Services and started on July 1, 2019. LTCs can receive an additional $0.60 to $3 per resident per day.

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

  • Antipsychotic Medication Use;
  • Incidence of Pressure Ulcers;
  • Use of Physical Restraints;
  • Falls with Major Injury; and
  • CoreQ Survey results (a customer satisfaction survey).

However, OSC found that one-star LTCs on our list are receiving nearly the same amount of QIPP payments as highly-rated LTCs. So, is the program designed to promote quality care in LTCs actually working?

Read more about the program on the Nursing Facility Quality Incentive Payment Program presentaiton from October 2019 and on the New Jersey Division of Aging Services website.

QIPP Payments Per Resident Per Day

image: chart - QIPP Payments Per Resident Per Day

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