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Budget Summary FY2010

45100710 - Division of Health Care Quality and Improvement
Data Current as of:  1/26/2010

Account Description FY2009
4510-0710 Division of Health Care Quality and Improvement
For the operation of the division of health care quality and the office of patient protection; provided, that the division shall be responsible for assuring the quality of patient care provided by the commonwealth's health care facilities and services, and for protecting the health and safety of patients who receive care and services in nursing homes, rest homes, clinical laboratories, clinics, institutions for the mentally retarded and the mentally ill, hospitals and infirmaries, including the inspection of ambulance services; provided further, that investigators shall conduct investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation; provided further, that all investigators in the division of health care quality responsible for the investigations shall receive training by the Medicaid fraud control unit in the office of the attorney general; provided further, that the division shall continue a comprehensive training, education and outreach program for nursing home administrators and managers and other supervisory personnel in long-term care to improve the quality of care in long-term care facilities; provided further, that the program shall promote the use of best practices, models of quality care giving and the culture of workforce retention within the facilities and shall focus on systemic ways to reduce deficiencies; provided further, that services funded through this item shall include, but not be limited to: education, training, intervention, support, surveillance and evaluation; and provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the results of the program not later than April 30, 2010
8,574,368 7,286,521

Budget Reduction Explanation:   Reduces spending that is not affordable given the current revenue estimate.