Skilled Nursing Facilities Final FY 2020 Payment and Policy Changes Rule Released

August 1, 2019
Policy Snapshot

On July 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule for FY 2020 Medicare payment rates and quality programs for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). CMS projects aggregate payments to SNFs will increase by $851 million, or 2.4%, for FY 2020 compared to FY 2019. This estimated increase is attributable to a 2.8% market basket increase factor with a 0.4 percentage point reduction for the multifactor productivity adjustment.

The final rule also includes:

  • Payment policy
  • Sub-regulatory process for ICD-10 code revisions
  • Align group therapy definitions with other post-acute care settings
  • SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program policy changes
  • SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP)

For More Information:

See the full CMS Fact Sheet.