LeadingAge Iowa is a statewide membership organization of non-profit providers of aging services and supports and the champion for advancement and innovation in aging services. Our mission is to be the voice, support and connector for non-profit members and the people they serve. Our membership is diverse, representing the spectrum of non-profit long-term support and service providers including skilled nursing, assisted and independent living, PACE, home health, adult day, respite, hospice and home delivered meals.  Our members serve over 25,000 older adults in Iowa each day.

FY 2023 SNF PPS Final Rule Released; Reduces Payment Cuts

CMS announced the release of the FY 2023 SNF PPS Final Rule late in the day July 29. You can view the final rule in the Federal Register and a Fact Sheet for the final rule from CMS. Fortunately, there were several changes based on comments submitted, that are very favorable for SNF providers. Here is an overview of the final rule:

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CMS Revises Director of Food and Nutrition Services Requirements

In the FY 2023 SNF PPS Final Rule (page 47597), CMS announced that they are finalizing a proposal to revise the existing qualification requirements for the Director of Food and Nutrition Services.  Currently, according to F801, the Director of Food and Nutrition Services must meet specific educational requirements or hold certain certifications. CMS is revising the requirement to provide that those individuals with several years of experience in performing this specific role, may continue to do so. 

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