CPR Submits Comments to CMS on IRF and SNF Proposed Rules

On June 20, 2016, CPR submitted comments on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility [IRF] Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 and the Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) for FY 2017, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, SNF Quality Reporting Program, and SNF Payment Models Research to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at the Department of Health and Human Services (CMS).  In contrast to last year, supporting non-CPR organizations signed the letters as well.

There were 40 sign-ons for the IRF letter (including 30 CPR members), and 37 sign-ons for the SNF letter (including 29 CPR members).  In comparison, sign-ons for the IRF and SNF proposed rule letters last year numbered 18 and 17, respectively.