CMS Approves $20 Medicaid Rate Add-on for Nebraska skilled nursing facilities
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently approved Nebraska’s State Plan Amendment, allowing Medicaid to provide a $20 rate add-on for nursing facility services. The payment will cover dates of services from January 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022 or the end of the Federal public health emergency (whichever is earlier). Retroactive payment should be made to the facilities within two weeks. The Medicaid managed care plans have agreed to replicate this payment for their beneficiaries.
Sequestration Suspension Extended
The suspension of the 2% sequestration applied to all Medicare Fee-for-Service claims has been extended through March 31, 2022. Once the extension expires, the sequestration payment adjustment will gradually be re-implemented. From April 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022, the sequestration payment adjustment will be 1%. Effective July 1, 2022, the payment adjustment will return to 2% for all Medicare Fee-For-Service claims.