Tag: SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program

Gap in health IT knowledge prevalent among postacute care staff

Postacute care staff struggle to adopt health IT technology, according to a new study by Black Book Market Research. The study found that 90% of the 1,640 postacute care facilities surveyed lacked IT capabilities and preparation to successfully transition to value-based care in 2020. The study also found that: 14% of Skilled Nursing Facilities and […]

CMS proposes 1% Medicare pay boost for SNFs in FY18 and new quality program provisions

On Thursday, April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that increases Medicare payments to skilled nursing facilities (SNF) by $390 million in fiscal year 2018, a 1% pay raise. This number is lower than the previous year, which showed a 2.1% increase, or $800 million increase, last April. […]