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317:30-5-136.1.Pay-for-Performance program

[Revised 09-14-2020]
(a) Purpose. The Pay-for-Performance (PFP) program was established through Oklahoma State Statute, Title 56, Section 56-1011.5 as amended. PFP's mission is to enhance the quality of life for target citizens by delivering effective programs and facilitating partnerships with providers and the community they serve.  The program has a full commitment to the very best in quality, service and value which will lead to measurably improved quality outcomes, healthier lifestyles; greater satisfaction and confidence for our members.

(b) Eligible Providers. Any Oklahoma long-term care nursing facilities that are licensed and certified by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and accommodate SoonerCare members at their facility as defined in Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:30-5-120.

(c) Quality measure care criteria. To maintain status in the PFP program, each nursing facility shall submit documentation as it relates to program metrics (below) quarterly or upon the request of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA). The program metrics can be found on the OHCA's PFP website or on PFP/Quality of Care (QOC) data collection portal. For the period beginning October 1, 2019 and until changed by amendment, qualifying facilities participating in the PFP program have the potential to earn an average of the five dollars ($5.00) quality incentive per Medicaid patient per day. Facility(s) baseline is calculated annually and will remain the same for the twelve (12) month period. Facility(s) will meet or exceed five-percent (5%) relative improvement or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services national average each quarter for the following metrics:

(1) Decrease percent of high risk pressure ulcers for long stay residents.

(2) Decrease percent of unnecessary weight loss for long stay residents.

(3) Decrease percent of use of anti-psychotic medications for long stay residents.

(4) Decrease percent of urinary tract infection for long stay residents.

(d)Payment. Payment to long-term care facilities for meeting the metrics will be awarded quarterly. A facility may earn a minimum of $1.25 per Medicaid patient per day for each qualifying metric.  A facility receiving a deficiency of "I" or greater related to a targeted quality measure in the program is disqualified from receiving an award related to that measure for that quarter.

(1) Distribution of Payment. OHCA will notify the PFP facility of the quality reimbursement amount on a quarterly basis.

(2) Penalties. Facilities shall have performance review(s) and provide documentation upon request from OHCA to maintain program compliance. Program payments will be withheld from facilities that fail to submit the requested documentation within fifteen (15) business days of the request.

(e) Appeals. Facilities can file an appeal with the Quality Review Committee and in accordance, with the grievance procedures found at OAC 317:2-1-2(c) and 317:2-1-16.



Disclaimer. The OHCA rules found on this Web site are unofficial. The official rules are published by the Oklahoma Secretary of State Office of Administrative Rules as Title 317 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code. To order an official copy of these rules, contact the Office of Administrative Rules at (405) 521-4911.