Rural-Urban Issues in the Wage Index Adjustment for Prospective Payment in Skilled Nursing Facilities
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.
Kathleen Dalton, Rebecca Slifkin
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Healthcare facilities · Long-term care · Medicare · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data