Skilled Nursing Facility

CMS releases FY 2022 SNF PPS Final Rule (CMS-1746-F)

A final rule updating Medicare payment policies and rates for skilled nursing facilities under the SNF prospective payment system (PPS) for FY 2022 was released July 29 by CMS.

The final rule includes updates on both the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) and the SNF Value-Based Program (VBP) for FY 2022.

The final rule also includes:

  • Changes to the methodology for recalibrating the PDPM Parity Adjustment
  • Revisions to the SNF Market Basket
  • Section 134 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 – New Blood Clotting Factor Exclusion from SNF Consolidated Billing
  • Changes in PDPM ICD-10 Code Mappings

The final rule can be found at https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/current.