The hope: New skilled nursing payment model still a work in progress

AHCA’s five main concerns and hopes/wish list in brief, they are: 1) Getting broader admission (read: reimbursement) categorizations than those in the ICD-10 coding system, 2) a longer window to make modifications to initial MDS assessments, which under the new system could easily stick a provider/beneficiary with too little or too much, 3) readjust interim payment assessment language (payment adequacy and care access issues come into play), 4) creation of a new stakeholder advisory.

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