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Rural-Urban Issues in the Wage Index Adjustment for Prospective Payment in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Description
Discusses the use of the hospital wage index for the skilled nursing facility prospective payment system (SNF PPS) and how a change to an SNF wage index would impact rural and urban skilled nursing facilities. Also identifies some related issues that impact reimbursement to SNFs in both urban and rural areas.
Author(s)
Kathleen Dalton, Rebecca Slifkin
Date
11/2003
Type
Document
Organization
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Tagged as
Healthcare facilities · Long-term care · Medicare · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data