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CMS Finalizes SNF PPS Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Rule for fiscal year 2018 in the July 31, 2017 Federal Register, which can be accessed here.

In addition to finalizing Medicare PPS rates for 2018, the final rule continues implementation of the SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program and SNF Quality Reporting Program. Additionally, in the final rule, CMS clarifies definitions and provisions related to the investigation of complaints and team composition and aligns regulatory provisions for the investigation of complaints with federal law.

A CMS fact sheet summarizing the final rule is posted here. LeadingAge NY will provide members with a summary as well as PPS rate calculations for all regions of the state.

Contact: Dan Heim, dheim@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8383, ext. 128