Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans

Nursing Facility Quality Payment Program

It is the Department’s goal to align the distribution of the state Assessment Fund to quality care in Nursing Facilities throughout Idaho. The Nursing Facility Quality Payment Program will be implemented in 2021, with a shadow period preceding from 2018 to 2020. This shadow period is for facilities to evaluate the impact of their quality score prior to the implementation date. This report will be sent to each participating facility by the Department’s accounting firm. Please see the Program Information column for additional information.


Nursing Facility Quality Program Work Group

The work group meets semi-annually and is open to nursing facility administrators, Directors of Nursing, nursing facility representatives and interested stakeholders. The purpose of the work group is to have ongoing discussions regarding trends and concerns and to negotiate changes to the program as needed to avoid inadvertently creating barriers to access for Idahoans who require skilled nursing level of care. If you are interested in joining or would like more information about the program, please contact:


Department of Health & Welfare
Division of Medicaid
Attn:  NF Quality Work Group - Alex Childers-Scott
3232 Elder St.
Boise, ID 83705