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CMS FY18 Final Rule

Excerpts from Federal Register 8/4/17

October 26, 2017
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SNF PPS Rates

  • Wage index tables are no longer published in the Federal Register. Instead, these tables will be available exclusively through the Internet. The wage index tables for this final rule are available exclusively through the CMS Web site.
  • Overall economic impact of the final rule is an estimated increase of $370 million in aggregate payments to SNF’s during FY18
  • For FY18 CMS is rebasing the market basket index, which included updating the base year from FY2010 to FY2014.
  • For FY18, inflation of 2.6% on the 2014-based market basket rate is applied. Forecast for FY19 is 2.7%
  • Updated FY17 PPS rates are located in the following excel file.