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Medicare Payment Basics: Skilled Nursing Facility Services Payment System

Description
Overview of Medicare payments for skilled nursing and rehabilitation services and discusses changes to the payment rates as of October, 2019 based on components of care. Describes what constitutes a skilled nursing facility and how with CMS approval small, rural hospitals and critical access hospitals may be used to provide these services. Compares Medicare daily base rates for urban and rural skilled nursing facilities.
Date
10/2019
Type
Document
Organization
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Tagged as
Legislation and regulations · Medicare · Post-acute care · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural-urban differences · Swing bed services