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

Skilled nursing facility services (2)

March 1, 2006

The Secretary should modify the PPS for skilled nursing facilities to more accurately capture the cost of providing care to different types of patients. This new system should:
* Reflect clinically relevant categories of patients;
* More accurately distribute payments for nontherapy ancillary services;
* Improve incentives to provide rehabilitation services based on the need for therapy; and
* Be based on more contemporary, representative date than the current system based on time study data from 1990, 1995, and 1997.

Topics: Delivery system reforms and Post-acute care.