CMS to host SNF open door forum

CMS has scheduled an SNF open door forum for Thursday, December 12. Topics discussed in the forum will include a PDPM update, and a FY 2020 SNF value-based purchasing (VBP) facility-level dataset and a SNF VBP aggregate performance review, followed by a Q&A session. To participate by phone, dial: 1-888-455-1397 and enter conference passcode: 4676500 […]

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. […]