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

Skilled nursing facility services

March 15, 2016

The Congress should eliminate the market basket update for skilled nursing facilities for fiscal years 2017 and 2018 and direct the Secretary to revise the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities. In 2019, the Secretary should report to the Congress on the effects of the reformed PPS and make any additional adjustments to payments needed to more closely align with costs.

Topics: Delivery system reforms and Post-acute care.