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CMS Expands SNF PPS Payment Reform Research Project

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is expanding the scope of its skilled-nursing facility (SNF) payment reform project to examine potential improvements and refinements to the overall SNF prospective payment system (PPS). In the first two phases of the project, the contractor focused on SNF PPS therapy payment by reviewing current policy and research and identifying potential therapy models suitable for further analysis. CMS is considering stakeholder comments and concerns as it continues to investigate alternative therapy payment approaches.

The goal of the expanded research project is to pay adequately and appropriately for all services provided during a Medicare Part A SNF stay. Comments and feedback on the SNF PPS payment methodology may be submitted to