SNF Rate Calculator Update

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Last year was a transition year to new wage index area delineations, with many counties being switched from rural to urban status and vice versa. This year the new core-based statistical areas (CBSAs) are now fully implemented.

The calculator will also be posted and accessible via my.LeadingAge at http://www.leadingage.org/Medicare_Rate_Calculation_Tools_SNF_PartB_Therapy.aspx

When using the rate calculator, the first step will be to look for your county in the drop-down menu on the urban worksheet. If their county is not listed on the urban worksheet, then the facility is classified as being in a rural area. The rural worksheet would then be used, where the wage index lookup is by state. Some of this information has been included in the bubbles above the wage index lookup on the rural and urban worksheets.

 


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