Office of Health Transformation Update
June 7, 2013 
Columbus Dispatch
GOP, Kasich at odds over nursing-home performance


Republican leaders in the General Assembly have hit the brakes on efforts by Gov. John Kasich's administration to improve Ohio nursing homes.


The lawmakers scaled back quality initiatives for nursing homes while giving the industry another $60 million over the next two years.


The move is drawing sharp criticism from advocates for Ohio seniors who say lawmakers are undercutting the GOP governor's push to raise the bar on performance measures linked to nursing-home payments.


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