Skilled Nursing Facilities

Section 4432(a) of the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 modified how payment is made for Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) services. Effective with cost reporting periods beginning on or after July 1, 1998, SNFs are no longer paid on a reasonable cost basis or through low volume prospectively determined rates, but rather on the basis of a prospective payment system (PPS). The PPS payment rates are adjusted for case mix and geographic variation in wages and cover all costs of furnishing covered SNF services (routine, ancillary, and capital-related costs).


Members-Only Conference Call: SNF PPS FY 2017 Final Rule (Held Aug. 29, 2016)

Regulatory Advisory: Skilled Nursing Facility PPS: Final Rule for FY 2017

Regulatory Advisory: Skilled Nursing Facility PPS: Proposed Rule for FY 2016

Special Bulletin: CMS Releases FY 2016 Proposed Rules for LTCHs and SNFs

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