By Woodie Lee
Habana Health Care Center in Tampa
Implementing a reimbursement system that encourages quality care would protect the state’s frailest residents. With the hustle and bustle of this session coming to a close, legislators are proposing a prospective payment system that would, for the first time ever, establish a payment system tied to quality health outcomes.
At Habana Health Care Center, we support this system because we know it will encourage more facilities to make improvements that better residents’ lives. By incentivizing improvements to centers’ dining options, room sizes, and therapy equipment, the new prospective payment system will directly encourage more quality care for all nursing center residents.
I urge all lawmakers to support this reimbursement system and its potential to continue advancing quality in Florida’s nursing centers.