CMS proposes changes to skilled nursing facility prospective payment system

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The Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Expert services has issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare payment policies and charges for skilled nursing facilities beneath the Proficient Nursing Facility potential payment method for fiscal 12 months 2022. 

The proposed rule also incorporates proposals for the SNF Good quality Reporting Software and the SNF Value-Dependent Software.

According to CMS estimates, the effects of the payment policies in the proposed rule would end result in an raise of about $444 million in Medicare Section A payments to SNFs in FY22. 

This estimate displays a $445 million raise from the update to the payment charges of one.3% – which is based mostly on a 2.3% SNF marketplace basket update, minus a .eight proportion stage forecast mistake adjustment and a .2 proportion stage multifactor efficiency adjustment – and a $one.2 million lower owing to the proposed reduction to

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