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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. 

New Medicare Rates for SNFs Effective Oct. 1

On August 7, 2017 by Jeff Bostic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 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 SNF rates for all regions of Minnesota.

Providers Weigh-In with Comments on CMS Proposed Prospective Payment Rule

On June 28, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

LeadingAge and LeadingAge Minnesota this week submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on a rule proposing updates to the payment rates used under the prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities for fiscal year 2018, as well as revisions to the Quality Reporting Program and Value- Based Purchasing Program for skilled nursing facilities 

CMS Releases Medicare Rules Impacting SNFs

On May 2, 2017 by Jeff Bostic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week released the proposed rule on the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS), which they do each year at about this time. In addition to information about the rates effective on Oct. 1, 2017 the rule also covers information related to the Value-Based Payment system and the development of quality measures under the IMPACT act. 

Medicare Home Care Agencies May See Reduction in Reimbursement Rates in 2017

On July 6, 2016 by Bobbie Guidry

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed reducing Medicare home health payments by 1 percent in 2017, or $180 million. The proposed rule published in the Federal Register on July 5 would change several payments including:

CMS Releases Annual SNF Prospective Payment System Rule

On April 27, 2016 by Jeff Bostic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week released the proposed rule on the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (PPS). In addition to details about the rates effective on Oct. 1, the rule also covers information related to the Value Based Payment system and the development of quality measures under the IMPACT Act.

CMS Final Home Health PPS Rule Features Smaller Than Proposed Cut

On November 4, 2015 by Jodi Boyne

There was some good news in the 2016 Home Health Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week:

New Medicare Rates for Skilled Nursing Facilities Effective Oct. 1

On August 12, 2015 by Jeff Bostic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published a rule with the new Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System rates effective for the year starting Oct. 1.

CMS Seeks Comments on Annual SNF PPS Rule

On April 29, 2015 by Jeff Bostic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week released the proposed rule on the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS).

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