Scanning the Headlines: Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) PPS

Updated on August 15, 2017

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Cheney, C.  (2017, July 24).  Post-acute SNF care a source of wasteful healthcare spending, research suggests.  HealthLeaders Media.  Retrieved from:

Matheson, S., and others.  (2017, June).  Optimizing the Value of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) in Value-Based Care.  Chicago:  Leavitt Partners.  Retrieved from:

Compton-Phillips, A., and Mohta, N.  (2016, Nov. 10).  Care redesign survey:  Strengthening the post-acute care connection.  NEJM Catalyst.  Retrieved from:

Abrams, M., and Phillips, G.  (2016, July 13).  Why post-acute care partners are critical to hospitals' future.  H&HN.  Retrieved from:

(2016, May).  Resident Safety Practices in Nursing Home Settings.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Retrieved from:

Favreault, M., and others.  (2016, May).  Can catastrophic insurance improve financing for long-term services and supports?  Washington:  Urban Institute.  Retrieved from:

Role of Post-Acute Care in New Care Delivery Models.  Trendwatch.  (2015, Dec.).  Chcago:  AHA.
Addendum: Background On Post-Acute Care.  Trendwatch.  (2015, Dec.).  Chicago:  AHA.

(2015, Nov. 30).  Nursing Home Quality:  CMS Should Continue to Improve Data and Oversight.  Chicago:  U.S. Government Accountable Office (GAO).  Retrieved from:

Spetz, J., Trupin, L., and others. (2015, June). Future demand for long-term care workers will be influenced by demographic and utilization changes. Health Affairs, 34(6), 936-945. 

Okrent, D.  (2015, June).  Long-term services and supports:  Changes and challenges in financing and delivery.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Retrieved from:

Reaves, E., and Musumeci, M.  (2015, May 8).  Medicaid and Long-Term Services and Supports:  A Primer.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Retrieved from:

Betbeze, P.  Strategies for Managing the Post-Acute Environment.  HealthLeaders Media.  Sept. 5, 2014. 

Tu ,T., and others. (2014, September).  The right care for the right cost: post-acute care and the triple aim. MHA ACO Network; Leavitt Partners.  Retrieved from 

Applying High Reliability Principles to Infection Prevention and Control in Long Term Care.  Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission, 2014.

Reinhard, S., and others.  Raising Expectations.  2nd ed. Washington:  AARP, 2014.

Largest skilled-nursing companies.  Kutscher, B.  Hospitals facing big divide in pro- and anti-ACA states.  Modern Healthcare;43(48):42, Dec. 2, 2013. 

Chisholm, L., Weech-Maldonado, R., and others.  Nursing home quality and financial performance: does the racial composition of residents matter?  Health Services Research;48(6, Part I):2060-2080, Dec. 2013. 

Fitzgerald, J., editor.  Strong hospital-SNF relationships reduce readmissions.  HIM-HIPAA Insider.  Nov. 11, 2013.

Rahman, M., and others.  Effect of hospital-SNF referral linkages on rehospitalization.  Health Services Research.  Oct. 17, 2013.

Zigmond, J.  A period of adjustment: post-acute providers feel growing pains as they shift to Medicare and Medicaid managed-care contracting.  Modern Healthcare;43(41):28-29, Oct. 14, 2013.

Cherry, J.C.  Technology and readmissions: facilities that offer innovative post-acute care are more likely to get the hospital referral.  Provider;39(10):71-72, 74, Oct. 2013.

Unruh, M.A., Grabowski, D.C., and others.  Medicaid bed-hold policies and hospitalization of long-stay nursing home residents.  HSR. Health Services Research;48(5):1617-1633, Oct. 2013.

Lipsitz, L.A.  The 3-night hospital stay and Medicare coverage for skilled nursing care.  JAMA, Sept. 16, 2013 [online].

Jaffe, S.  Long-Term Care Panel Releases Recommendations But Fails to Offer Plan to Help Pay for Services.  Kaiser Health News.  Sept. 13, 2013.

Arling, G., Cooke, V., and others.  Minnesota’s provider-initiated approach yields care quality gains at participating nursing homes.  Health Affairs;32(9):1631-1638, Sept. 2013. 

Pradhan, R., and others.  Private equity ownership and nursing home financial performance.  Health Care Management Review;38(3):224-233, July-Sept. 2013. 

Herndon, L., and others.  How-to Guide:  Improving Transitions from the Hospital to Skilled Nursing Facilities to Reduce Avoidable Rehospitalizations.  Cambridge, MA:  Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  Aug. 2, 2013.

Feder, J.  Bundle with care --rethinking Medicare incentives for post--acute care services.  New England Journal of Medicine.  369:400-401, Aug. 1, 2013.

Bowblis, R.J., and Hyer, K.  Nursing home staffing requirements and inpatient substitution: effects on housekeeping, food service, and activities staff.  Health Services Research;48(4):1539-1550, Aug. 2013. 

Werner, R.M., Konetzka, T., and Polsky, D.  The effect of pay-for-performance in nursing homes: evidence from state Medicaid programs.  Health Services Research;48(4):1393-1414, Aug. 2013.

Li, Y, and others.  Satisfaction with Massachusetts nursing home care was generally high during 2005-09, with some variability across facilities.  Health Affairs;32(8):1416-1425, Aug. 2013. 

Woodka, M.  Under ACA, employee hours and minutes add up.  Provider;39(6):39-40, 41, June 2013. 

LaPorte, M.  Top 50 largest nursing facility companies; and, Top 40 largest assisted living companies.  Provider;39(6):43-47, 49-52, June 2013.

DeLellis, N.O., and Ozcan, Y.A.  Quality outcomes among efficient and inefficient nursing homes: a national study.  Health Care Management Review;38(2):156-165, Apr.-June 2013. 

Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports:  Key Considerations for Successful Transitions from Fee-For-Service to Capitated Manager Care Programs.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Apr. 9, 2013.

How is the Affordable Care Act Leading to Changes in Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Today?  State Adoption of Six LTSS Options.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Apr. 1, 2013.

Buljac, M., van Woerkom, M., and van Wijngaarden, D.H.  Are real teams healthy teams?  Journal of Healthcare Management;58(2):92-109, Mar./Apr. 2013. 

Health IT in long-term and post acute care.  Issue Brief.  Mar. 15, 2013.

Nursing care occupancy remains near cyclical low.  Long-Term Living.  Feb. 20, 2013.

Zeit, K., editor.  Details on the new guidelines for long-term healthcare facilities.  Healthcare Design.  Frb. 15, 2013.

LTC Stats:  Nursing Facility Operational Characteristics Reports.  Washington:  American Health Care Association, Dec. 2012.

Grabowski, D.C., Stevenson, D.G., and Cornell, P.Y.  Assisted living expansion and the market for nursing home care.  HSR. Health Services Research;47(6):2296-2315, Dec. 2012. 

Report (OEI-02-09-00200).  Inappropriate Payments to Skilled Nursing Facilities Cost Medicare More Than a Billion dollars in 2009.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Nov. 9, 2012.

Mukamel, D.B., and others.  The effect of state regulatory stringency on nursing home quality.  HSR. Health Services Research;47(5):1791-1813, Oct. 2012.

Spector, W., and others.  Transitions Between Nursing Homes and Hospital in the Elderly Population, 2009.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Sept. 2012.

Connole, P.  A virtual roundtable: providers in the spotlight hold a frank discussion on the state of the profession today.  Provider;38(6):23, 26-29, 31-32, June 2012.

Herndon, L., and others.  How-to Guide:  Improving Transitions from the Hospital to Skilled Nursing Facilities to Reduce Avoidable Rehospitalizations.  Cambridge, MA:  Insitutute for Healthcare Improvement, June 2012.

LaPorte, M.  2012 ancillary services still growing; and, 2012 most offer independent living.  Provider.  38(6):45-49, and, 51-54, June 2012. 

Temkin-Greener, H., and others.  Nursing home work environment and the risk of pressure ulcers and incontinence.  Health Services Research;47(3, Part I):1179-1200, June 2012.

Caffrey, C., and others.  Residents Living in Residential Care Facilities: United States, 2010.  Washington: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  No. 91.  Apr. 2012.

Berger, J.  A shift from nursing homes to managed care at home.  New York Times.  Feb. 23, 2012.

Lourde, K.  Physicians moving in.  Provider.  38(2):22-23, 25-26, 28, 30, 32-33, Feb. 2012. 

Lindeman, S., and Lyke, J.P.  Smooth transitions reduce hospital visits.  Provider.  38(2):35-36, 38, Feb. 2012.

Harrington, C., and others.  Nurse staffing and deficiencies in the largest for-profit nursing home chains and chains owned by private equity companies.  Health Services Research;47(1, Part 1):106-128, Feb. 2012.

Impact of Fiscal Year 2012 Skilled Nursing Facility Final Rule and Potential Medicaid Cuts on Nursing Facility Industry-wide Overall Margin.  Washington:  Avalere LLC, Jan. 15, 2012.

Rossheim, J.  SNFist Physicians May Curb Readmissions but will Payers Balk?  Newton, MA:  Curaspan Health Group, 2012.

Houser, A.  A New Way of Looking at Private Pay Affordability of Long-Term Services and Supports.  AARP Public Policy Institute, 2012. 


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