CBO: market-basket freeze for skilled nursing could add up to billions in savings
Jul 10, 2009
The federal government can expect to save roughly $26 billion in Medicare costs over 10 years in part by freezing the market-basket update for skilled nursing facilities in fiscal year 2010, according...
Medicare beneficiaries with several ADLs cost more, report finds
Jan 30, 2009
Medicare beneficiaries who require assistance with three or more activities of daily living account for up to one-quarter of all Medicare Part A and B spending. This despite the fact they constitute only...
SNF rates should remain unchanged in 2010, MedPAC says
Jan 12, 2009
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) last week recommended a freeze on reimbursements for skilled nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation centers for fiscal year 2010.
Medicare payments to nursing facilities may stay same in FY 2010
Dec 08, 2008
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) may recommend to Congress that skilled nursing facilities not receive a Medicare payment update in fiscal year 2010.