Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency
The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the SNF Proposed Rule for Fiscal Year 2019. Within the regulation, multiple items addressed including the:
- Medicare Rate (increase of 2.4%),
- Value Based Purchasing (Hospital Re-Admission Metric with 2% reduction or possible 1% increase), and the
- Quality Reporting Program (No changes, but extended the number of years from one year to two years to calculate the MSPB and Discharge to Community measures).