Proposed Rule: SNF Medicare FY 2016 Payments, Quality Reporting, Value-Based Purchasing and Staffing Requirements – Informational
Publication of Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities
(SNF) for FY 2016, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, SNF Quality Reporting Program, and Staffing Data Collection: A notice
of proposed rule-making regarding the collection of staffing data in long-term care facilities was published on April 20,
2015. The proposed rule would implement the new requirements regarding the submission of staffing data to the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) based on payroll and other verifiable and auditable data.
A proposed rule “FY 2016 SNF PPS for Staffing Data Collection in Long-Term Care Facilities” was published on April 20, 2015.
The document can be found at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-04-20/pdf/2015-08944.pdf.
The public has until 5 p.m. on June 19, 2015 to comment on the proposed regulatory document.