AHCA Summary of FY 2022 SNF Final Payment Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued the final rule for the skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) fiscal year (FY) 2022 update. Highlights include:  
  • The final rule provides a net market basket increase for SNFs of 1.2 percent beginning October 1, 2021.
  • The CMS net market basket update would increase Medicare SNF payments by approximately $411 million in FY 2022.
  • CMS will not implement any PDPM payment model parity adjustment in FY 2022. Whether there will be any delay or phase in necessary will be revisited in next year's FY 2023 proposed rule. 
AHCA has provided a summary of the final rule. If you have any questions, please contact the relevant subject matter expert listed in the summary.
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