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Date ArticleType
8/7/2018 Payment/Reimbursement
AHCA Offers Summary and Additional Information on the 2019 Skilled Nursing Center Prospective Payment System Final Rule

On July 31, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule outlining FY 2019 Medicare payment rates and quality programs for our sector.   The ACHA summary of the rule can be found at this link.

In addition, CMS recently released the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Confidential Performance Score Reports, which contains individual payment adjustment factors for FY 2019 as well as the rehospitalization scores and rates used to determine the payment adjustment beginning October 1, 2018.  These reports are available for skilled nursing facilities to access in the CASPER system as of last Thursday, August 2.    AHCA created the video at this link to help members understand the reports.