On July 31, CMS released a final rule that will increase payments to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) by 1.3 percent, or $470 million, in Fiscal Year 2014. The increase is due to a 2.3 percent SNF market basket increase, reduced by a 0.5 percent forecast error correction and reduced by a 0.5 percent productivity adjustment. CMS will also revise and rebase the SNF market basket index base year to reflect more recent data.
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Reporter, Lauren Slive, Atlanta, +1 404 572 3592, firstname.lastname@example.org.