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Obtaining payment for the important services provided to Indiana’s elderly and disabled is critical to the success of communities and the hands-on care provided each and every day. IHCA/INCAL has led the way in the development of Medicaid policy and advocacy, while AHCA/NCAL concentrates on policy and advocacy in the Medicare program, to help skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities to receive compensation for their services.
On April 8, 2021, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the proposed rule for the skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) fiscal year (FY) 2022 update.
The proposed rule includes a net market basket increase of 1.3 percent. CMS estimates that the net market basket update would increase Medicare SNF payments by approximately $444 million in FY 2022. The 1.3 percent net market basket is the result of statutorily-mandated adjustments.READ MORE
Indiana’s Case Mix reimbursement system is complex and frequently changing. We track and provide guidance on a range of matters from Quality Assessment Fee to Payment Add-ons to Value based Purchasing to Cost Reports and Audits.
We also engage in policy development and expansion of Medicaid Long Term Services and Supports, Medicaid Waiver and Home and Community Based Services.
The intersection of quality and payment in the Medicare program continues to advance at a rapid pace. We help members learn and adapt to these changes. Data and guidance on the Patient Driven Payment Model, SNF VBP, Quality Reporting Program, are available for members to access.