Are Veterans' Outcomes Better when VHA Purchases High-Quality Nursing Home Care?
Cari R. Levy
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Health Services R&D
January 2019 -
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Background: Over the last decade, the Veterans' Health Administration (VHA) has shifted from providing long-term and post-acute care in facilities owned and operated by states or the VHA, toward contracted care in privately-owned facilities, known as community nursing homes (CNHs). From fiscal years 2000 to 2015, expenditures for CNH care in the VHA expanded from $227 million to $861 million—nearly a fourfold increase. Meanwhile, the Office of Inspector General and General Accountability Office...