CMS is Raising Payment Rates for Hospice, Skilled Nursing and Rehab

Payment Increase - American Health Council

“The CMS has added five new measures that are being gradually factored into its nursing home star ratings intended to help consumers research and compare the quality of facilities. The new measures, primarily tied to the outcomes of short-stay residents, are based on both Medicare claims and data self-reported by nursing homes.”

“The calculations that determine nursing homes’ quality ratings, which are posted on the CMS’ website, Nursing Home Compare, will now include successful discharges, outpatient emergency department visits, nursing home admissions and improvement in function for short-term residents, or those who stay in nursing homes for up to 100 days. Adding those metrics, which are based on both Medicare claims and nursing homes’ own reporting, nearly doubled the number of measures.”

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