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Nursing Home Payment and Finance

We advocate for Medicare and Medicaid payment systems for nursing homes that will appropriately account for essential costs of high quality care. We work with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to obtain the most up-to-date information on payment policies and updates.

 

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Skilled Nursing Facility Medicare Rate Calculation Tools Update

We have updated the Medicare Part-B rate calculation tool for final rates reflecting provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act signed into law in December 2013. The law allowed for a 0.5% average increase in Medicare payment rates and extended the 2% sequestration cut for all health care providers for another 2 years. Access to this tool requires login via My.LeadingAge.

MedPAC Releases Medicare Payment Policy Report to Congress

Learn what the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) annual report to Congress on Medicare Payment Policy means for skilled nursing facility (SNF) providers.

Final Overpayment Rule Delayed by CMS Until 2016

In a Federal Register notice published on Feb. 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would be delaying until Feb. 16, 2016, publication of a final rule governing the reporting and returning of Medicare overpayments.

Medicare Advantage: Implications for Long-Term Service and Support Providers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released final program changes for Medicare Advantage (MA) Part C and Part D. 

2015 Part B Therapy Payment Calculator Update

LeadingAge's Part B Therapy Rate Calculation Tool has been revised to reflect changes made in the final rule. This tool automatically calculates your facility's Medicare Reimbursement for CY 2015 rates, effective Jan. 29, 2015.