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Nearly 11,000 Skilled Nursing Facilities Receive Medicare Rate Cut Due To Hospital Readmission Rates

News | January 28, 2019

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On October 1, 2018, 10,976 (72%) of 15,306 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) received cuts of up to 2% to their Medicare rates for high hospital readmission rates. Another 3,983 SNFs received a rate increase and 347 SNFs neither received a rate increase or decrease. The rates cuts and increases are part of the Medicare value-based purchasing (VBP)…

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