An official website of the United States Government —

Here’s how you know

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( ) or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Mandated report: Evaluating the skilled nursing facility value-based purchasing program (1)

Mandated report: Evaluating the skilled nursing facility value-based purchasing program (1)

June 15, 2021

The Congress should eliminate Medicare’s current skilled nursing facility (SNF) value-based purchasing program and establish a new SNF value incentive program (VIP) that:

  • scores a small set of performance measures;
  • incorporates strategies to ensure reliable measure results;
  • establishes a system for distributing rewards that minimizes cliff effects;
  • accounts for differences in patient social risk factors using a peer-grouping mechanism; and
  • completely distributes a provider-funded pool of dollars.

Topics: Post-acute care and Quality.