Why CMS’s Final Payment Rule Meets Nursing Home Providers ‘More Than Halfway’

Ken BellLTC News

Skilled Nursing News (08/01/2022) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) went beyond what was expected in a positive way, nursing home operators say, with the SNF final rule allowing for the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) cut to be spread out over two years and a 2.7% pay bump for 2023.

Wesley Rogers, president and CEO of Brickyard Healthcare, told Skilled Nursing News that the government agency met operators “more than halfway” with the SNF final rule. Phasing in the PDPM cut over two years was surprising to many in the industry, he added. Full story »