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Increase Expected in Nursing Home Staffing Surveys and Other Recent News

Increase Expected in Nursing Home Staffing Surveys and Other Recent News

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it will use payroll-based journal (PBJ) data to identify nursing homes that have several days in a quarter without a registered nurse (RN) on site, or have a significant decline in staff on the weekends.  The States will be required to inspect such facilities and cite any non-compliance resulting from such surveys.

SNF FY2019 Final Payment Rule

SNF FY2019 Final Payment Rule

CMS has released its finalized FY 2019 skilled nursing facility payment rule, to be effective 10/1/19.  As anticipated, this will include the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) replacing the Resource Utilization Group, Version IV (RUG-IV).  The new rule is intended to simplify and reduce reporting costs and to result in a net increase of $820M in funding for SNFs.