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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Skilled nursing facility services (1)

Skilled nursing facility services (1)

March 15, 2012

The Congress should eliminate the market basket update and direct the Secretary to revise the prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities for 2013. Rebasing payments should begin in 2014, with an initial reduction of 4 percent and subsequent reductions over an appropriate transition until Medicare’s payments are better aligned with providers’ costs.

Appeared in: March 2012 - Chapter 7

Topics: Post-acute care.