What is the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program (SNFVBP)?

A. The SNFVBP Program rewards skilled nursing facilities with incentive payments for the quality of care they provide to people with Medicare.

Key Points:

  • Intended to start in fiscal year 2019.
  • Promotes better clinical outcomes for skilled nursing facility patients and makes their care experience better during skilled nursing facility stays.
  • SNF payment will be based on the quality of care, not just quantity of the services they provide in a given performance period.