Any Louisiana nursing home certified for Medicare or Medicaid or any management company that owns or manages a Louisiana nursing home certified for Medicare or Medicaid is eligible to compete for one of a limited number of grants. The projects must be conducted in nursing homes located in Louisiana.
Yes. DHH staff will review the proposals, taking into consideration innovation, sustainability, replicability and feasibility. Those considered appropriate for funding will be sent to CMS for their approval. CMS approval is required before the awards can be given.
DHH will consider any quality improvement project that makes nursing homes better places to live, work, and visit. DHH is taking a "grassroots" approach-allowing the facility to identify its own needs and strengths and tailoring its approach accordingly. The grant categories are:
Edward J. Smith, NFA, FACHE Quality Improvement Manager DHH/OAAS 628 North 4th Street Baton Rouge, LA 708221-2031 Email: Edward.Smith2@la.gov Phone: (225) 219-4435
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