R42401 – Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Primer: Benefit Basics and Issues – 2016-07-20

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Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Primer: Benefit Basics and Issues

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Author: Scott R. Talaga, Analyst in Health Care Financing
Pages: 14

This report describes in further detail the Medicare SNF benefit and its resident population, covered SNF services and providers, and the SNF PPS. In addition, this report describes the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program-a quality-based payment policy change included in the Protecting Access to Medicare Patients Act (PAMA; P.L. 113-93)-and other post-acute care reform efforts.