Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
CMS posted the FY2023 SNF PPS Proposed Rule Monday afternoon, April 11, 2022. It’s scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on Friday, April 15, 2022. The proposed rule is 265 pages. Stakeholder comments are due no later than June 10, 2022.
The Fact Sheet is also a must-read as it provides the major provisions of the proposed rule.
The HHS News Release announcing the proposed rule is found here.
Also, a must-read are the FY 2022 SNF PPS Revised Wage Index Tables and the FY 2023 Proposed Wage Index Tables:
- CMS-1746-F Wage Index Tables for FY 2022 – Final (revised 4/7/2022) (ZIP)
- CMS-1765-P Wage Index Tables for FY 2023 – Proposed (ZIP)
These as well as past Wage Index Tables are also found here.
“This proposed rule would update: payment rates; forecast error adjustment; diagnosis code mappings; the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) parity adjustment, the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP), SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program. It also proposes to establish a permanent cap policy. This proposed rule also includes a request for information related to long-term care (LTC) facilities. CMS requests comments on these proposals as well as on related subjects and announces the application of a risk adjustment for the SNF Readmission Measure for COVID-19 beginning in FY 2023.”
There’s a lot in this proposed rule so please review it carefully with your team and your colleagues.
I’m out of my office (attending the AAPACN conference) until Friday, April 15, 2022, so I won’t have a great deal of time to digest the Proposed Rule. I will dive into it yet this week and finish next week.