Skilled Nursing Resource Utilization Group Classifications

The Resource Utilization Group Skilled Nursing Standard (RUG, or currently RUG-IV) classification system has eight major classification categories: Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services, Rehabilitation, Extensive Services, Special Care High, Special Care…

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Skilled Nursing Facility Reimbursement is Dependent on Resource Utilization Groups

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 included the implementation of a Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and hospitals with a swing bed agreement, consolidated billing,…

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