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CMS: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Updates to the Quality Reporting Program and Value-Based Purchasing Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2022

Federal Register
Apr 15, 2021
Notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comments on updates to the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year 2022. Among other things, this rule includes proposals to rebase and revise the SNF market basket, suppress the use of the SNF readmission measure for scoring and payment adjustment purposes in the FY 2022 SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and update to the diagnosis code mappings used under the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Includes rural considerations throughout. Comments are due by June 7, 2021.
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