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CMS proposes $887 million boost to SNFs
Modern Healthcare

The CMS on Friday proposed increasing payments to skilled nursing facilities by $887 million, or 2.5%, in federal fiscal 2020, as the agency hopes to align their pay with value-based care.

The agency said in a notice that it will use a new case-mix model starting in October. The model will focus Medicare payments based on the patient’s condition and resulting care rather than the amount of care provided.

The SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program currently scores any SNF on measures such as hospital readmissions.