CMS FY 2021 SNF PPS Final Rule Released

Strengthening Medicare

CMS projects that aggregate Medicare program payments to SNFs will increase by $750 million, or 2.2 percent, for FY 2021 compared to FY 2020. This estimated increase is attributable to a 2.2 percent market basket increase factor, adjusted by a 0.0 percentage point productivity adjustment.

Updates to PDPM Clinical Diagnosis Mappings

In this final rule, in response to these stakeholder recommendations, CMS is finalizing changes to the ICD-10 code mappings, effective October 1, 2020.

SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program

CMS made no changes to the measures, SNF VBP scoring policies, or payment policies in this final rule.  CMS announced performance periods and performance standards for the FY 2023 program year.

CLICK HERE to view the SNF PPS Final Rule.

CLICK HERE to view the SNF PPS Final Rule Fact Sheet.

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