CMS urged not to cut Medicare payments for skilled nursing facilities in FY 2023
Jun 13, 2022
AHA Friday urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services not to reduce Medicare payments for skilled nursing facilities in fiscal year 2023, citing rising cost pressures and the need for financial support to respond and recover from the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.
“The proposed payment update is woefully inadequate given feedback from our hospital and hospital-based SNF members and the findings of recent AHA-commissioned research finding significant cost growth in hospitals,” AHA wrote. “Rather than reduce payments, we urge CMS to continue to provide financial support needed to support the ongoing PHE response, as well as the early efforts being made to support post-PHE recovery.”
CMS in April proposed a net decrease in SNF prospective payment system payments of 0.9% ($320 million) relative to FY 2022.