CMS Open Door Forum Update on RCS-1

Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

During a March 8 Skilled Nursing Facility Open Door Forum, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported the Agency is taking a slower, more deliberate pace with the development of its Resident Classification System Version 1 (RCS-1, click here for more information).

The CMS project lead on RCS-1 noted that the Agency currently does not have a proposed policy, a sense of when the Agency may have a proposal, nor a timeline for implementation. Based upon these comments, AHCA believes it is very unlikely CMS will formally propose the RCS-1 payment system in the fiscal year 2019 (FY19, October 1, 2018) Notice of Proposed Rule Making. 

To view the Open Door Forum agenda and timeframe for when CMS will post a recording and transcript, click here


Lisa Volk, RN, MS
Director, Clinical &Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15