SNF Monitoring: CMS Updates FY 2012 SNF PPS Data (5/12) CMS

CMS continues to monitor the impact of certain FY 2012 policy changes on various aspects of the skilled nursing facility prospective payment system (SNF PPS). Specifically, CMS has been monitoring the impact of the following FY 2012 policy changes:

  • Recalibration of the FY 2011 SNF parity adjustment to align overall payments under RUG-IV with those under RUG-III,
  • Allocation of group therapy time to pay more appropriately for group therapy services based on resource utilization and cost, and
  • Implementation of changes to the MDS 3.0 patient assessment instrument, most notably the introduction of the Change-of-Therapy (COT) Other Medicare Required Assessment (OMRA).

CMS has now added second-quarter data. Access the ZIP file or the individual first-quarter and second-quarter files below on the “SNF Monitoring” Link.

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