Texas House backs bill to improve Texas nursing homes

Bipartisan effort seeks to avoid potential nursing home crisis

AUSTIN – Members of the Texas House of Representatives took a huge step Thursday toward addressing years of nursing  home underfunding, passing House Bill 2766.

HB2766, by Gatesville family practice doctor Rep. J.D. Sheffield, will create the Nursing Facility Reinvestment Allowance (NFRA), allowing the state to draw down additional federal dollars as well as incentivizing improved quality without additional state spending.

“This is a big step toward enhancing care in nursing facilities in Texas,” said Kevin Warren, president and CEO of the Texas Health Care Association. “I want to thank legislators for embracing this smart, practical solution.”

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