Skilled Nursing Profession Responds to CMS Proposed Payment Rule

Recently, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) issued a statement from President and CEO Mark Parkinson in response to the release of the Skilled Nursing Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) Proposed Rule for FY2014 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):

"AHCA appreciates the market basket update that increases our rates by 1.4 percent. We are studying the forecast error, market basket revision and proposed therapy changes. After further review, we will comment on their impact. Skilled nursing has sustained too many cuts. We look forward to continuing to work with CMS to make sure that everyone has access to high quality care."

For more information and the complete language of the proposed rule, see Medicare Updates on the AHCA website.