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CMS to increase Medicare payments to SNFs, inpatient rehab facilities
Modern Healthcare

The nation’s skilled-nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities will see their Medicare payments increase in 2014 under two final rules from the CMS this week.

Aggregate payments to skilled-nursing facilities next year are expected to increase by $470 million, or about by 1.3%, compared with payments in 2013, according to estimates from the CMS. That’s slightly below what the agency projected when it released its proposed rule in May, which had called for a 1.4% payment hike that the CMS had projected would increase payments to skilled nursing providers by about $500 million from current payment levels.