SNF Rate Calculators
SNF Prospective Payment System Rates Effective October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018
This skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) rate calculator computes Medicare per-diem rates for skilled nursing services paid under the Medicare PPS for services rendered from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018. This includes free-standing and hospital-based SNFs and swing-beds in PPS hospitals. There are two reports available from this calculator:
- Working Rates – This report shows rates in effect, including rate components by broad category. The report also shows rates sorted in descending order by payment rate and in descending order by payment rate net of therapy costs. The only input required is the county in which your facility is located and your estimated cost of physical, occupational & speech therapy.
- Rate Comparison – Overall base rates increased 1.0 percent, as provided by the 2018 SNF PPS final rule. However, to compute the real effect of the final rule, facilities also should consider the impact of the wage index. This report shows the overall change in rates and estimated payments, including the impact of the wage index. To compute the comparison, you’ll need your patient days by RUG category for an annual period and the county in which your facility is located.
SNF Part B rates are effective January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018
The Part B rate calculator includes commonly used therapy procedure codes that SNFs are paid for under the physician fee schedule.
Please contact your BKD advisor if you have questions.