DOH Issues 2017 Preview Capital Rate

Carl J. Pucci in Finance & Reimbursement

DOH has issued a preview of the 2017 Capital Rate, as previously indicated at recent DOH monthly briefings. Below is the DOH notice, and attached is the related DAL.

“This is to inform you that a preview of the 2017 Medicaid capital rate schedules for free-standing and hospital-based nursing facilities and any associated Adult Day Health Care programs can be obtained via the Health Commerce System (HCS). These Preview rates reflect the 2017 capital component that is based upon the facility’s 2015 cost report. Initial rates, which are expected to be released in early November, will include both the capital and operating components.”

DOH is granting additional time to review, and if necessary, attest to corrections to the 2017 Capital Rate in advance of the December 2, 2016 attestation deadline.

As stated above, DOH will then issue the actual 2017 notice rates for both operating and capital on or around November 1, 2016, as is customary.

Members are encouraged to carefully review their 2017 Capital Rate as soon as possible. Attestations should be accompanied by sufficient supporting documentation for any appropriate changes.


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