Plan shake-up: Cuts to SNF reimbursement causes scramble

Barr, Paul
August 2011
Modern Healthcare;8/8/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 32, p14
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The article discusses nursing home operators' concerns regarding the decision of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to cut Medicare skilled-nursing facility reimbursement by 3.9 billion U.S. dollars starting October 1, 2011. Such cut and the loss of future reimbursement due to the CMS recalibration of its payment structure to curb further overpayments are deemed the immediate issue. Other industry concerns are potential cuts to Medicare and financial pressure on Medicaid.


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