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ATRA Legislative Alert | June 25, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018   (0 Comments)
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MEDICARE PROGRAM; PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM AND CONSOLIDATED BILLING FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES (SNF) PROPOSED RULE FOR FY 2019, SNF VALUE-BASED PURCHASING PROGRAM, AND SNF QUALITY REPORTING PROGRAM

A PROPOSED RULE BY THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES ON 05/08/2018

SUMMARY:

This proposed rule would update the payment rates used under the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year (FY) 2019. This proposed rule also proposes to replace the existing case-mix classification methodology, the Resource Utilization Groups, Version IV (RUG-IV) model, with a revised case-mix methodology called the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) effective October 1, 2019. It also proposes revisions to the regulation text that describes a beneficiary's SNF “resident” status under the consolidated billing provision and the required content of the SNF level of care certification. The proposed rule also includes proposals for the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) and the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program that will affect Medicare payment to SNFs.

 

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