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SNF QRP and SPADEs are Center-Stage in FY 2020 SNF PPS Proposed Rule

By Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer - April 23, 2019

On April 19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly posted the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) Proposed Rule (CMS-1718-P). While the proposed rule updates the Medicare Part A federal per-diem payment rates, those changes are somewhat overshadowed by multiple proposed policy changes focusing on these key areas: