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CMS Updates SNF Medicare Payment Rates

August 2015
Author:  Camille Lockhart

Camille Lockhart



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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued final rule CMS-1622-F, which updates the Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) for fiscal year 2016; rates are projected to increase
1.2 percent. The final rule supports Medicare’s ongoing transition to payment for value and addresses the following topics: 

  • SNF prospective payment system payment rates
  • SNF quality reporting program
  • SNF value-based purchasing program
  • Staffing data collection

The final rule is available online; if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your BKD advisor.

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