2013 Medicare SNF Rate Calculation Model Available

The updated federal fiscal year 2013 Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility RUGs IV payment rates will be implemented on October 1, 2012.  Associate member Walker-Phillips Healthcare Consulting, a certified public accounting and healthcare consulting firm that focuses on Medicare and Medicaid payment and related services to long term care facilities is making available their RUGs IV rate calculation model.

Typically, other organizations and agencies will be developing their own rate calculation models and will make them available to VHCA.  As those tools and resources are provided to us, we will make them available to members as well through our website.

Please note that while not likely, the 2013 RUGs IV rates may change by future acts of Congress, including retroactively. It is always a good strategy to check with available accounting or reimbursement resources or the designated Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for any last minute corrections or adjustments to rates.