Proposed fiscal year 2016 payment and policy changes for Medicare Skilled Nursing Facilities

On April 15, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1622-P) outlining proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The FY 2016 proposals and other issues discussed in the proposed rule are summarized below. Proposed Rule