CMS Releases Proposed Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System for FY 2024

 On April 4, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2024. In addition to the rate updates, the proposed rule includes proposals for the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) and the SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program for FY 2024 and future years. Also, effective with services furnished on or after January 1, 2024, CMS proposes to add marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors to the list of practitioners whose services are excluded from the consolidated billing provision and is seeking comments identifying HCPCS codes that might meet the criteria for exclusion from SNF consolidated billing.  Comments are due by June 5, 2023.