Long-Term Care

CMS releases Skilled Nursing Facility utilization and payment data

MDS 3.0 Insider, March 18, 2016

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On March 9th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a public data set that provides information on services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).  The Skilled Nursing Facility Utilization and Payment Public Use File (SNF PUF) contains information on utilization, payments, and submitted charges organized by provider, state, and resource utilization group (RUG).  The data looked at information from over 15,000 skilled nursing facilities, with over 2.5 million stays, and almost $27 billion in Medicare payments for 2013. Read more at MDS Central.




 



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