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

Skilled nursing facility services

March 15, 2017

The Congress should eliminate the market basket updates for 2018 and 2019 and direct the Secretary to revise the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities. In 2020, the Secretary should report to the Congress on the impacts of the reformed PPS and make any additional adjustments to payments needed to more closely align payments with costs.

Appeared in: March 2017 - Chapter 8

Topics: Delivery system reforms and Post-acute care.