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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Are Veterans' Outcomes Better when VHA Purchases High-Quality Nursing Home Care?
Principal Investigator:

Cari R. Levy

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $286,642
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


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...

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