2015/16 SNF PPS Rates Posted

Carl J. Pucci in Finance & Reimbursement

As announced in NYSHFA member mailing of August 6, 2015, CMS has issued the 2016 SNF PPS Final Rule.  The regional PPS rates have been calculated and are posted on the NYSHFA website.  The rates are found in the “What’s New“ section on the home page, as well as archived in the “Reimbursement/Medicare” section under the “Facilities Resources” header (link attached).

AHCA was instrumental in working with CMS to correct initial data errors in the SNF wage index file.  Nationally, the average increase in the 2015/16 rates over the 2014/15 rates is approximately 1.2%, but will vary depending on each regions’ final wage index.

Please note the following with respect to the 2015/16 rates, which are effective 10/1/15:

  • As indicated in the wage index file tab, Orange County has now been fully transitioned into the New York City region
  • Dutchess/Putnam Counties now have their own Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSA’s).

NYSHFA will continue its analysis of the 2016 Final Rule, as well as prepare NYS regional CBSA comparisons in the coming weeks.


Carl J. Pucci
Director, Finance & Reimbursement
518-462-4800 x36