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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Skilled nursing facility services (2)

Skilled nursing facility services (2)

March 1, 2005

The Secretary should develop a new classification system for care in skilled nursing facilities. Until this happens, the Congress should authorize the Secretary to:
* Remove some or all of the 6.7 percent payment add-on currently applied to the rehabilitation RUG-III groups, and
* Reallocate the money to the nonrehabilitation RUG-III groups to achieve a better balance of resources among all of the RUG-III groups.

Topics: Delivery system reforms and Post-acute care.