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Medicare Proposed Rule Provides Inflation Adjustment of 2.3%

On April 14, 2020 by Jeff Bostic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week issued a Proposed Rule that provides updates about the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) PPS rates that will take effect Oct. 1, 2020. CMS will follow up with a final rule on the Oct. 1 rates around Aug. 1.  

LeadingAge Drafts Comments on FY2020 SNF PPS Proposed Rule

On June 4, 2019 by Jeff Bostic

LeadingAge comments on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) proposed rule are now available. Members can also access a fact sheet and summary of  the proposed. 

CMS Issues Minor Correction to SNF PPS Rates

On October 16, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

As we have previously reported, the updated Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) PPS rates took effect for the year that began on Oct. 1. Since our last article, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a correction to the rates that impacted the wage index for some regions. The only Minnesota regions affected by this correction are Duluth and Rochester, and both by only pennies a day. 

New Medicare Rates for SNFs, Value-Based Purchasing Adjustments Now In Effect

On October 2, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

As we reported in August, new Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) PPS rates took effect for the year that began on Monday, Oct. 1. In addition to the updated base rates, Oct. 1 is also the first year of implementation of Value-Based Purchasing. 

New Medicare Rates for SNFs and Value-Based Purchasing Adjustments Effective Oct. 1

On August 15, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published a final rule with the new Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) PPS rates effective for the year starting Oct. 1. We have calculated the base SNF rates for all regions of Minnesota. 

More Information on Payment Changes in Proposed PPS Rule

On May 15, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

In this week’s update on the proposed Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (PPS) rule, we provide more information on payment changes. 

New Analysis on Proposed SNF Payment Rule

On May 9, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

As we covered in last week’s Advantage, the new proposed payment system from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for skilled nursing facilities will be the first year where Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) will be implemented. LeadingAge has prepared a detailed analysis of the proposed changes to the VBP program and the Quality Reporting Program. 

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