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CMS will test paying more for skilled nursing to curb hospital readmissions
Modern Healthcare

The CMS will test whether paying skilled-nursing facilities more will help reduce avoidable hospital admissions among their long-term-care residents. Industry stakeholders say the move acknowledges the role of post-acute-care facilities in improving quality of care, a role integral to the upcoming bundled payment model.The new skilled-nursing payment policy would affect individuals who are in either Medicare or Medicaid, or eligible for both programs.