AHCA has developed a
Medicare Part A Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System
calculator to assist
members in examining and estimating the impact of payment changes to SNF PPS
rates. Using information on your distribution of Medicare Part A days by RUG
category, the calculator will allow you to simulate and understand the impact
of the final SNF PPS payment policy changes for FY 2018 on a facility.
To prepare the rate estimates, please take
the following steps on the “Inputs and Results” tab of this Excel spreadsheet:
1. Select your facility location in the
2. Enter the Medicare patient days by RUG
category under the RUG-IV payment system.
The difference between the average Medicare
rate for fiscal year 2018, effective October 1, 2017, and the average Medicare
rate for fiscal year 2017, effective October 1, 2016, will be expressed in
dollar and percentage amounts. You will be able to estimate the impact of the
per diem payment changes effective October 1, 2017. For your information, the
average Medicare rate for fiscal year 2017, effective October 1, 2016 is also
The information contained in the “Inputs and
Results” and “Rate Calculation” tabs may be printed.
Please note that the rates provided in this
calculator are the same as those published in the Federal Register. It has been
determined that discrepancies may exist between the rates in this calculator
and the SNF PPS PC Pricer due to rounding.