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Potential Nursing Facility Payment Principles and Recommendations

Over the past three years, the Commission has undertaken long-term work to examine the extent to which Medicaid nursing facility payment policies are consistent with the statutory goals of efficiency, economy, quality, and access. In this presentation, we reviewed the outline for a proposed report chapter that would synthesize these findings and outline policy principles for states to consider when setting nursing facility rates and methods.

The presentation concluded with discussion of two potential recommendations on improving the transparency of nursing facility payment data and updating existing requirements for states to conduct regular rate studies.