CMS Issued Corrections to August Final Rule
Author: Chris Murphy
On September 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) placed the fiscal year 2018 skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) Final Rule correction notice on public display at the Office of the Federal Register. This document makes technical corrections to the wage index and budget neutrality factors used to compute the rates included in the Final Rule published in August 2017. All originally published rates were affected, though for most SNFs, the effect was insignificant. We’ve updated our Resource Utilization Groups rate tools for the federal fiscal year that began October 1, 2017, and continues through September 30, 2018. The corrected rates are available here.