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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > A revised prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities (B)

A revised prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities (B)

June 13, 2008

The Secretary should direct skilled nursing facilities to report more accurate diagnostic and service-use information by requiring that:
* Claims include detailed diagnosis information and dates of service,
* Services furnished since admission to the skilled nursing facility be recorded separately in the patient assessment, and
* Skilled nursing facilities report their nursing costs in the Medicare cost reports.

Topics: Post-acute care.