Category: Payment/economy

CMS proposes RUG-IV implementation

A proposed rule released by CMS on May 1 calls to implement a new case-mix classification model, known as Resource Utilization Group, Version Four (RUG-IV), for FY 2011.

Update on STRIVE time study

Although CMS will use information collected in the STRIVE time study to adjust the Medicare payment system for nursing homes, CMS officials did not reveal any concrete changes that may be made to nursing home payment.