2018 Proposed Rules Skilled Nursing

An Analysis and Commentary on Federal Health Care Issues by Larry Goldberg

CMS Proposes Skilled Nursing Facility FY 2018 Update

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued a proposed rule that would update the payment rates used under the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), for fiscal year (FY) 2018.

The proposed rule also includes proposals that would update the requirements for the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP), additional proposals for the Skilled Nursing Facility ValueBased Purchasing Program (SNF VBP), and clarification of requirements related to survey team composition and investigation of complaints under regulations 488.30, 488.301, 488.314, and 488.308. The proposed rule also includes one proposal related to the performance period for the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Healthcare Personnel (HCP) Influenza Vaccination Reporting Measure included in the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP).

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