Improving our nursing home jobs with the Workforce & Quality Incentive Program (WQIP)

May 30, 2024
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What is WQIP?

WQIP offers state funding incentives to Skilled Nursing Facilities that meet staffing standards and improve the quality of care for residents. These standards encourage our employers to maintain safe staffing levels in our facilities.

WQIP will provide directed payments to qualifying facilities through the managed care delivery system to replace the former fee-for-service Quality Accountability Supplemental Payment (QASP) Program.

Quality MeasuresPerformance PeriodPayments
50% Workforce (Staffing)
40% Clinical Quality
10% Equity
Staffing: 4/1/23 to 9/30/23
Quality: 7/1/22 to 6/30/23
Equity: 1/1/23 to 12/31/23
Funding increased from $90
million through QASP to
$280 million through WQIP

This means millions of dollars in state funding will be on the table for our employers, and we need to ensure that money goes to workers like us who deliver quality care.

Sign this petition to ensure WQIP payments benefit nursing home workers and rewards our efforts to providing quality care for our residents.