Volume 42 - Issue 14 - April 6, 2023
State of Kansas
Department for Aging and Disability Services
Department of Health and Environment
Division of Health Care Finance
Notice of Proposed Nursing Facility Medicaid Rates for State Fiscal Year 2024;
Methodology for Calculating Proposed Rates, and Rate Justifications;
Notice of Intent to Amend the Medicaid State Plan;
Request for Written Comments; and
Notice of Intent to Publish Final Rates
Under the Medicaid program, 42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq., the State of Kansas pays nursing facilities, nursing facilities for mental health, and hospital long-term care units (hereafter collectively referred to as nursing facilities) a daily rate for care provided to residents who are eligible for Medicaid benefits. The Secretary of Aging and Disability Services administers the nursing facility program, which includes hospital long-term care units, and the nursing facility for mental health program. The Secretary acts on behalf of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Division of Health Care Finance (DHCF), the single state Medicaid agency.
As required by 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(13), as amended by Section 4711 of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, P.L. No. 105-33, 101 Stat. 251, 507-08 (August 5, 1997), the Secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) is publishing the proposed Medicaid per diem rates for Medicaid-certified nursing facilities for State Fiscal Year 2024, the methodology underlying the establishment of the nursing facility rates, and the justifications for those rates. KDADS and DHCF are also providing notice of the state’s intent to submit amendments to the Medicaid State Plan to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on or before September 30, 2023.
I. Methodology Used to Calculate Medicaid Per Diem Rates for Nursing Facilities.
In general, the state uses a prospective, cost-based, facility-specific rate-setting methodology to calculate nursing facility Medicaid per diem rates, including the rates listed in this notice. The state’s rate-setting methodology is contained primarily in the following described documents and authorities and in the exhibits, attachments, regulations, or other authorities referenced in them:
- The following portions of the Kansas Medicaid State Plan maintained by DHCF are being revised:
- Attachment 4.19D, Part I, Subpart C, Exhibit C-1, inclusive;
The text of the portions of the Medicaid State Plan identified above in section IA.1, but not the documents, authorities and the materials incorporated therein by reference, is reprinted in this notice. The Medicaid State Plan provisions set out in this notice appears in the version which the state currently intends to submit to CMS on or before September 30, 2023. The Medicaid State Plan amendment that the state ultimately submits to CMS may differ from the version contained in this notice.
Copies of the documents and authorities containing the state’s rate-setting methodology are available upon written request. A request for copies will be treated as a request for public records under the Kansas Open Records Act, K.S.A. 45-215 et seq. The state may charge a fee for copies, in accordance with Executive Order 18-05. Written requests for copies should be sent to:
Secretary of Aging and Disability Services
New England Building, Second Floor
503 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603-3404
A.1 Attachment 4.19D, Part I, Subpart C, Exhibit C-1: Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates for Nursing Facilities
Under the Medicaid program, the State of Kansas pays nursing facilities (NF), nursing facilities for mental health (NFMH), and hospital long-term care units (hereafter collectively referred to as nursing facilities) a daily rate for care provided to residents who are eligible for Medicaid benefits. The narrative explanation of the nursing facility reimbursement formula is divided into 11 sections. The sections are: Cost Reports, Rate Determination, Quarterly Case Mix Index Calculation, Resident Days, Inflation Factors, Upper Payment Limits, Quarterly Case Mix Rate Adjustment, Real and Personal Property Fee, Incentive Factors, Rate Effective Date, and Retroactive Rate Adjustments.
1. Cost Reports
The Nursing Facility Financial and Statistical Report (MS2004) is the uniform cost report. It is included in Kansas Administrative Regulation (K.A.R.) 129-10-17. It organizes the commonly incurred business expenses of providers into three reimbursable cost centers (operating, indirect health care, and direct health care). Ownership costs (i.e., mortgage interest, depreciation, lease, and amortization of leasehold improvements) are reported but reimbursed through the real and personal property fee. There is a non-reimbursable/non-resident related cost center so that total operating expenses can be reconciled to the providers’ accounting records.
All cost reports are desk reviewed by agency auditors. Adjustments are made, when necessary, to the reported costs in arriving at the allowable historic costs for the rate computations.
Calendar Year End Cost Reports
All providers that have operated a facility for 12 or more months on December 31 shall file a calendar year cost report. The requirements for filing the calendar year cost report are found in K.A.R. 129-10-17.
When a non-arms length or related party change of provider takes place or an owner of the real estate assumes the operations from a lessee, the facility will be treated as an ongoing operation. In this situation, the related provider or owner shall be required to file the calendar year end cost report. The new operator or owner is responsible for obtaining the cost report information from the prior operator for the months during the calendar year in which the new operator was not involved in running the facility. The cost report information from the old and new operators shall be combined to prepare a 12-month calendar year end cost report.
Projected Cost Reports
The filing of projected cost reports are limited to: 1) newly constructed facilities; 2) existing facilities new to the Medicaid program; or 3) a provider re-entering the Medicaid program that has not actively participated or billed services for 24 months or more. The requirements are found in K.A.R. 129-10-17.
2. Rate Determination
Rates for Existing Nursing Facilities
Medicaid rates for Kansas NFs are determined using a prospective, facility-specific rate-setting system. The rate is determined from the base cost data submitted by the provider. The current base cost data is the combined calendar year cost data from each available report submitted by the current provider during 2020, 2021, and 2022.
If the current provider has not submitted a calendar year report during the base cost data period, the cost data submitted by the previous provider for that same period will be used as the base cost data. Once the provider completes their first 24 months in the program, their first calendar year cost report will become the provider’s base cost data.
The allowable expenses are divided into three cost centers. The cost centers are Operating, Indirect Health Care and Direct Health Care. They are defined in K.A.R. 129-10-18.
The allowable historic per diem cost is determined by dividing the allowable resident related expenses in each cost center by resident days. Before determining the per diem cost, each year’s cost data is adjusted from the midpoint of that year to June 30, 2022. The resident days and inflation factors used in the rate determination will be explained in greater detail in the following sections.
The inflated allowable historic per diem cost for each cost center is then compared to the cost center upper payment limit. The allowable per diem rate is the lesser of the inflated allowable historic per diem cost in each cost center or the cost center upper payment limit. Each cost center has a separate upper payment limit. If each cost center upper payment limit is exceeded, the allowable per diem rate is the sum of the three cost center upper payment limits. There is also a separate upper payment limit for owner, related party, administrator, and co-administrator compensation. The upper payment limits will be explained in more detail in a separate section.
The case mix of the residents adjusts the Direct Health Care cost center. The reasoning behind a case mix payment system is that the characteristics of the residents in a facility should be considered in determining the payment rate. The idea is that certain resident characteristics can be used to predict future costs to care for residents with those same characteristics. For these reasons, it is desirable to use the case mix classification for each facility in adjusting provider rates.
There are add-ons to the allowable per diem rate. The add-ons consist of the incentive factor, the real and personal property fee, and per diems to cover costs not included in the cost report data. The incentive factor and real and personal property fee are explained in separate sections of this exhibit. The rate components are explained in separate subparts of Attachment 4.19D of the State Plan. The add-ons plus the allowable per diem rate equal the total per diem rate.
Rates for New Construction and New Facilities (New Enrollment Status)
The per diem rate for newly constructed nursing facilities, or new facilities to the Kansas Medical Assistance program shall be based on a projected cost report submitted in accordance with K.A.R. 129-10-17.
The cost information from the projected cost report and the first historic cost report covering the projected cost report period shall be adjusted to June 30, 2022. This adjustment will be based on the IHS Global Insight, National Skilled Nursing Facility Market Basket Without Capital Index (IHS Index). The IHS indices listed in the latest available quarterly publication will be used to adjust the reported cost data from the midpoint of the cost report period to June 30, 2022. The provider shall remain in new enrollment status until the base data period is reestablished. During this time, the adjusted cost data shall be used to determine all rates for the provider. Any additional factor for inflation that is applied to cost data for established providers shall be applied to the adjusted cost data for each provider in new enrollment status.
Rates for Facilities Recognized as a Change of Provider (Change of Provider Status)
The payment rate for the first 24 months of operation shall be based on the base cost data of the previous owner or provider. This base cost data shall include data from each calendar year cost report that was filed by the previous provider from 2020-2022. If base cost data is not available, the most recent calendar year data for the previous provider shall be used. Beginning with the first day of the 25th month of operation the payment rate shall be based on the historical cost data for the first calendar year submitted by the new provider.
All data used to set rates for facilities recognized as a change-of-provider shall be adjusted to June 30, 2022. This adjustment will be based on the IHS Index. The IHS indices listed in the latest available quarterly publication will be used to adjust the reported cost data from the midpoint of the cost report period to June 30, 2022. The provider shall remain in change-of-provider status until the base data period is reestablished. During this time, the adjusted cost data shall be used to determine all rates for the provider. Any additional factor for inflation that is applied to cost data for established providers shall be applied to the adjusted cost data for each provider in change of provider status.
Rates for Facilities Re-entering the Program (Reenrollment Status)
The per diem rate for each provider reentering the Medicaid program shall be determined from a projected cost report if the provider has not actively participated in the program by the submission of any current resident service billings to the program for 24 months or more. The per diem rate for all other providers reentering the program shall be determined from the base cost data filed with the agency or the most recent cost report filed preceding the base cost data period.
All cost data used to set rates for facilities reentering the program shall be adjusted to June 30, 2022. This adjustment will be based on the IHS Index. The IHS indices listed in the latest available quarterly publication will be used to adjust the reported cost data from the midpoint of the cost report period to June 30, 2022. The provider shall remain in reenrollment status until the base data period is reestablished. During this time, the adjusted cost data shall be used to determine all rates for the provider. Any additional factor for inflation that is applied to cost data for established providers shall be applied to the adjusted cost data for each provider in reenrollment status.
3. Quarterly Case Mix Index Calculation
Providers are required to submit to the agency the uniform assessment instrument, which is the Minimum Data Set (MDS), for each resident in the facility. The MDS assessments are maintained in a computer database.
The Resource Utilization Groups-III (RUG-III) Version 5.20, 34 group, index maximizer model is used as the resident classification system to determine all case- mix indices, using data from the MDS submitted by each facility. Standard Version 5.20 (Set D01) case mix indices developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) shall be the basis for calculating facility average case mix indices to be used to adjust the Direct Health Care costs in the determination of upper payment limits and rate calculation. Resident assessments that cannot be classified will be assigned the lowest CMI for the State.
Each resident in the facility on the first day of each calendar quarter with a completed and submitted assessment shall be assigned a RUG-III 34 group calculated on the resident’s most current assessment available on the first day of each calendar quarter. This RUG-III group shall be translated to the appropriate CMI. From the individual resident case mix indices, three average case mix indices for each Medicaid nursing facility shall be determined four times per year based on the assessment information available on the first day of each calendar quarter.
The facility-wide average CMI is the simple average, carried to four decimal places, of all resident case mix indices. The Medicaid-average CMI is the simple average, carried to four decimal places, of all indices for residents, including those receiving hospice services, where Medicaid is known to be a per diem payer source on the first day of the calendar quarter or at any time during the preceding quarter. The private-pay/other average CMI is the simple average, carried to four decimal places, of all indices for residents where neither Medicaid nor Medicare were known to be the payer source on the first day of the calendar quarter or at any time during the preceding quarter. Case mix indices for ventilator-dependent residents for whom additional reimbursement has been determined shall be excluded from the average CMI calculations.
Rates will be adjusted for case mix twice annually using case mix data from the two quarters preceding the rate effective date. The case mix averages used for the rate adjustments will be the simple average of the case mix averages for each quarter. The resident listing cut-off for calculating the average CMIs for each quarter will be the first day of the quarter. The following are the dates for the resident listings and the rate periods in which the average Medicaid CMIs will be used in the semi-annual rate-setting process.
|Rate Effective Date||Cut-Off Dates for Quarterly CMI|
|July 1||January 1 and April 1|
|January 1||July 1 and October 1|
The resident listings will be distributed to providers prior to the dates the semi-annual case mix adjusted rates are determined. This will allow the providers time to review the resident listings and make corrections before they are notified of new rates. The cut off schedule may need to be modified in the event accurate resident listings and Medicaid CMI scores cannot be obtained from the MDS database.
4. Resident Days
Facilities with 60 beds or less
For facilities with 60 beds or less, the allowable historic per diem costs for all cost centers are determined by dividing the allowable resident related expenses by the actual resident days during the cost report period(s) used to establish the base cost data.
Facilities with more than 60 beds
For facilities with more than 60 beds, the allowable historic per diem costs for the Direct Health Care cost center and for food and utilities in the Indirect Health Care cost center are determined by dividing the allowable resident related expenses by the actual resident days during the cost report period(s) used to establish the base cost data. The allowable historic per diem cost for the Operating and Indirect Health Care Cost Centers less food and utilities is subject to an 85% minimum occupancy rule. For these providers, the greater of the actual resident days for the cost report period(s) used to establish the base cost data or the 85% minimum occupancy based on the number of licensed bed days during the cost report period(s) used to establish the base cost data is used as the total resident days in the rate calculation for the Operating cost center and the Indirect Health Care cost center less food and utilities. All licensed beds are required to be certified to participate in the Medicaid program.
There are two exceptions to the 85% minimum occupancy rule for facilities with more than 60 beds. The first is that it does not apply to a provider who is allowed to file a projected cost report for an interim rate. Both the rates determined from the projected cost report and the historic cost report covering the projected cost report period are based on the actual resident days for the period.
The second exception is for the first cost report filed by a new provider who assumes the rate of the previous provider. If the 85% minimum occupancy rule was applied to the previous provider’s rate, it is also applied when the rate is assigned to the new provider. However, when the new provider files a historic cost report for any part of the first 12 months of operation, the rate determined from the cost report will be based on actual days and not be subject to the 85% minimum occupancy rule for the months in the first year of operation. The 85% minimum occupancy rule is then reapplied to the rate when the new provider reports resident days and costs for the 13th month of operation and after.
5. Inflation Factors
Inflation will be applied to the allowable reported costs from the calendar year cost report(s) used to determine the base cost data from the midpoint of each cost report period to June 30, 2022. The inflation will be based on the IHS Global Insight, CMS Nursing Home without Capital Market Basket index.
The IHS Global Insight, CMS Nursing Home without Capital Market Basket Indices listed in the latest available quarterly publication will be used to determine the inflation tables for the payment schedules processed during the payment rate period. This may require the use of forecasted factors in the inflation table. The inflation tables will not be revised until the next payment rate period.
The inflation factor will not be applied to the following costs:
- Owner/Related Party Compensation
- Interest Expense
- Real and Personal Property Taxes
6. Upper Payment Limits
There are three types of upper payment limits that will be described. One is the owner/related party/administrator/co-administrator limit. The second is the real and personal property fee limit. The last type of limit is an upper payment limit for each cost center. The upper payment limits are in effect during the payment rate period unless otherwise specified by a State Plan amendment.
Owner/Related Party/Administrator/Co-Administrator Limits
Since salaries and other compensation of owners are not subject to the usual market constraints, specific limits are placed on the amounts reported. First, amounts paid to non-working owners and directors are not an allowable cost. Second, owners and related parties who perform resident related services are limited to a salary chart based on the Kansas Civil Service classifications and wages for comparable positions. Owners and related parties who provide resident related services on less than a full time basis have their compensation limited by the percent of their total work time to a standard work week. A standard work week is defined as 40 hours. The owners and related parties must be professionally qualified to perform services which require licensure or certification.
The compensation paid to owners and related parties shall be allocated to the appropriate cost center for the type of service performed. Each cost center has an expense line for owner/related party compensation. There is also a cost report schedule titled, “Statement of Owners and Related Parties.” This schedule requires information concerning the percent of ownership (if over five percent), the time spent in the function, the compensation, and a description of the work performed for each owner and/or related party. Any salaries reported in excess of the Kansas Civil Service based salary chart are transferred to the Operating cost center where the excess is subject to the Owner/Related Party/Administrator/Co-Administrator per diem compensation limit.
Schedule C is an array of non-owner administrator and co-administrator salaries. The schedule includes the calendar year 2022 historic cost reports in the database from all active nursing facility providers. The salary information in the array is not adjusted for inflation. The per diem data is calculated using an 85% minimum occupancy level for those providers in operation for more than 12 months with more than 60 beds. Schedule C for the owner/related party/administrator/co-administrator per diem compensation limit is the first schedule run during the rate setting.
Schedule C is used to set the per diem limitation for all non-owner administrator and co-administrator salaries and owner/related party compensation in excess of the civil service based salary limitation schedule. The per diem limit for a 50-bed or larger home is set at the 90th percentile on all salaries reported for non-owner administrators and co-administrators. A limitation table is then established for facilities with less than 50 beds. This table begins with a reasonable salary per diem for an administrator of a 15-bed or less facility. The per diem limit for a 15-bed or less facility is inflated based on the State of Kansas annual cost of living allowance for classified employees for the rate period. A linear relationship is then established between the compensation of the administrator of the 15-bed facility and the compensation of the administrator of a 50-bed facility. The linear relationship determines the per diem limit for the facilities between 15 and 50 beds.
The per diem limits apply to the non-owner administrators and co-administrators and the compensation paid to owners and related parties who perform an administrative function or consultant type of service. The per diem limit also applies to the salaries in excess of the civil service based salary chart in other cost centers that are transferred to the operating cost center.
Real and Personal Property Fee Limit
The property component of the reimbursement methodology consists of the real and personal property fee that is explained in more detail in a later section. The upper payment limit is 105% of the median determined from a total resident day-weighted array of the property fees in effect April 1, 2023.
Cost Center Upper Payment Limits
Schedule B is an array of all per diem costs for each of the three cost centers-Operating, Indirect Health Care, and Direct Health Care. The schedule includes a per diem determined from the base cost data from all active nursing facility providers. Projected cost reports are excluded when calculating the limit.
The per diem expenses for the Operating cost center and the Indirect Health Care cost center less food and utilities are subject to the 85% minimum occupancy for facilities over 60 beds. All previous desk review and field audit adjustments are considered in the per diem expense calculations. The costs are adjusted by the owner/related party/administrator/co-administrator limit.
Prior to the Schedule B arrays, the cost data on certain expense lines is adjusted from the midpoint of the cost report period to June 30, 2022. This will bring the costs reported by the providers to a common point in time for comparisons. The inflation will be based on the IHS Global Insight, CMS Nursing Home Without Capital Market Basket Index.
Certain costs are exempt from the inflation application when setting the upper payment limits. They include owner/related party compensation, interest expense, and real and personal property taxes.
Schedule B is the median compilations. These compilations are needed for setting the upper payment limit for each cost center. The median for each cost center is weighted based on total resident days. The upper payment limits will be set using the following:
|Operating||110% of the median|
|Indirect Health Care||115% of the median|
|Direct Health Care||130% of the median|
Direct Health Care Cost Center Limit
The Kansas reimbursement methodology has a component for a case mix payment adjustment. The Direct Health Care cost center rate component and upper payment limit are adjusted by the facility average CMI.
For the purpose of setting the upper payment limit in the Direct Health Care cost center, the facility cost report period CMI and the statewide average CMI will be calculated. The facility cost report period CMI is the resident day-weighted average of the quarterly facility-wide average case mix indices, carried to four decimal places. The quarters used in this average will be the quarters that most closely coincide with the financial and statistical reporting period. For example, a 01/01/20XX-12/31/20XX financial and statistical reporting period would use the facility-wide average case mix indices for quarters beginning 04/01/XX, 07/01/XX, 10/01/XX and 01/01/XY. The statewide average CMI is the resident day-weighted average, carried to four decimal places, of the facility cost report period case mix indices for all Medicaid facilities.
The statewide average CMI and facility cost report period CMI are used to set the upper payment limit for the Direct Health Care cost center. The limit is based on all facilities with a historic cost report in the database. There are three steps in establishing the base upper payment limit.
The first step is to normalize each facility’s inflated Direct Health Care costs to the statewide average CMI. This is done by dividing the statewide average CMI for the cost report year by the facility’s cost report period CMI, then multiplying this answer by the facility’s inflated costs. This step is repeated for each cost report year for which data is included in the base cost data.
The second step is to determine per diem costs and array them to determine the median. The per diem cost is determined by dividing the total of each provider’s inflated case mix adjusted base direct health care costs by the total days provided during the base cost data period. The median is located using a day-weighted methodology. That is, the median cost is the per diem cost for the facility in the array at which point the cumulative total of all resident days first equals or exceeds half the number of the total resident days for all providers. The facility with the median resident day in the array sets the median inflated direct health care cost. For example, if there are eight million resident days, the facility in the array with the 4 millionth day would set the median.
The final step in calculating the base Direct Health Care upper payment limit is to apply the percentage factor to the median cost. For example, if the median cost is $80 and the upper payment limit is based on 130% of the median, then the upper payment limit for the statewide average CMI would be $104 (D=130% x $80).
7. Quarterly Case Mix Rate Adjustment
The allowance for the Direct Health Care cost component will be based on the average Medicaid CMI in the facility. The first step in calculating the allowance is to determine the Allowable Direct Health Care Per Diem Cost. This is the lesser of the facility’s per diem cost from the base cost data period or the Direct Health Care upper payment limit. Because the direct health care costs were previously adjusted for the statewide average CMI, the Allowable Direct Health Care Per Diem Cost corresponds to the statewide average CMI.
The next step is to determine the Medicaid acuity adjusted allowable Direct Health Care cost. The facility’s Medicaid CMI is determined by averaging the facility average Medicaid CMI from the two quarters preceding the rate effective date. The facility’s Medicaid CMI is then divided by the statewide average CMI for the cost data period. Finally, this result, is then multiplied by the Allowable Direct Health Care per diem cost. The result is referred to as the Medicaid Acuity Adjustment.
The Medicaid Acuity Adjustment is calculated semi-annually to account for changes in the Medicaid CMI. To illustrate this calculation, take the following situation: The facility’s direct health care per diem cost is $80.00, the Direct Health Care per diem limit is $104.00, and these are both tied to a statewide average CMI of 1.000, and the facility’s current Medicaid CMI is 0.9000. Since the per diem costs are less than the limit the Allowable Direct Heath Care Cost is $80.00, and this is matched with the statewide average CMI of 1.0000. To calculate the Medicaid Acuity Adjustment, first divide the Medicaid CMI by the statewide average CMI, then multiply the result by the Allowable Direct Health Care Cost. In this case that would result in $72.00 (0.9000/1.0000 x $80.00). Because the facility’s current Medicaid CMI is less than the statewide average CMI the Medicaid Acuity Adjustment moves the direct health care per diem down proportionally. In contrast, if the Medicaid CMI for the next semi-annual adjustment rose to 1.1000, the Medicaid Acuity Adjustment would be $88.00 (1.1000/1.0000 x $80.00). Again the Medicaid Acuity Adjustment changes the Allowable Direct Health Care Per Diem Cost to match the current Medicaid CMI.
8. Real and Personal Property Fee
The property component of the reimbursement methodology consists of the real and personal property fee (property fee). The property fee is paid in lieu of an allowable cost of mortgage interest, depreciation, lease expense and/or amortization of leasehold improvements. The fee is facility specific and does not change as a result of a change of ownership, change in lease, or with re-enrollment in the Medicaid program. The original property fee was comprised of two components, a property allowance and a property value factor. The differentiation of the fee into these components was eliminated effective July 1, 2002. At that time each facility’s fee was re-established based on the sum of the property allowance and value factor. The providers receive the lower of the inflated property fee or the upper payment limit.
For providers re-enrolling in the Kansas Medical Assistance program or providers enrolling for the first time but operating in a facility that was previously enrolled in the program, the property fee shall be the sum of the last effective property allowance and the last effective value factor for that facility. The property fee will be inflated to 12/31/08 and then compared to the upper payment limit. The property fee will be the lower of the facility-specific inflated property fee or the upper payment limit.
Providers entering the Kansas Medical Assistance program for the first time, who are operating in a building for which a fee has not previously been established, shall have a property fee calculated from the ownership costs reported on the cost report. This fee shall include appropriate components for rent or lease expense, interest expense on real estate mortgage, amortization of leasehold improvements, and depreciation on buildings and equipment. The process for calculating the property fee for providers entering the Kansas Medical Assistance program for the first time is explained in greater detail in K.A.R. 129-10-25.
There is a provision for changing the property fee. This is for a rebasing when capital expenditure thresholds are met ($25,000 for homes under 51 beds and $50,000 for homes over 50 beds). The original property fee remains constant but the additional factor for the rebasing is added. The property fee rebasing is explained in greater detail in K.A.R. 129-10-25. The rebased property fee is subject to the upper payment limit.
9. Incentive Factors
An incentive factor will be awarded to both NF and NF-MH providers that meet certain outcome measures criteria. The criteria for NF and NF-MH providers will be determined separately based on arrays of outcome measures for each provider group.
Nursing Facility Quality and Efficiency Incentive Factor
The Nursing Facility Incentive Factor is a per diem amount determined by four per diem add-ons providers can earn for various outcomes measures. Providers that maintain a case mix adjusted staffing ratio at or above the 75th percentile will earn a $3.00 per diem add-on. Providers that fall below the 75th percentile staffing ratio but improve their staffing ratio by 10% or more will earn a $0.50 per diem add-on. Providers that achieve a staff retention rate at or above the 75th percentile will earn a $2.50 per diem add-on as long as contracted labor costs do not exceed 10% of the provider’s total direct health care labor costs. Providers that have a staff retention rate lower than the 75th percentile but that increase their staff retention rate by 10% or more will receive a per diem add-on of $0.50 as long as contracted labor costs do not exceed 10% of the provider’s total direct health care labor costs. Providers that have a Medicaid occupancy percentage of 65% or more will receive a $0.75 per diem add-on. Finally, providers that maintain quality measures at or above the 75th percentile will earn a $1.25 per diem add-on. The total of all the per diem add-ons a provider qualifies for will be their incentive factor.
The table below summarizes the incentive factor outcomes and per diem add-ons:
|Incentive Outcome||Incentive Add-ons|
|CMI adjusted staffing ratio ≥ 75th percentile (5.59), or||$3.00|
|CMI adjusted staffing < 75th percentile but improved ≥ 10%||$0.50|
|Staff retention rate ≥ 75th percentile, 71%|
|Contracted labor < 10% of total direct health care labor costs or||$2.50|
|Staff retention rate < 75th percentile but increased ≥ 10%|
|Contracted labor < 10% of total direct health care labor costs||$0.50|
|Medicaid occupancy ≥ 65%||$0.75|
|Quality Measures ≥ 75th percentile (570)||$1.25|
|Total Incentive Add-on Available||$7.50|
The Culture Change/Person-Centered Care Incentive Program
The Culture Change/Person-Centered Care Incentive Program (PEAK 2.0) includes nine different incentive levels to recognize homes that are either pursuing culture change, have made major achievements in the pursuit of culture change, have met minimum competencies in person-centered care, have sustained person-centered care, or are mentoring others in person-centered care.
Each incentive level has a specific pay-for-performance incentive per diem attached to it that homes can earn by meeting defined outcomes. The first six levels (Level 0 – Level 5) are intended to encourage quality improvement for homes that have not yet met the minimum competency requirements for a person-centered care home.
Level 6 recognizes those homes that have attained a minimum level of core competency in person-centered care. Level 7 and Level 8 are reserved for those homes that have demonstrated sustained person-centered care for multiple years and have gone on to mentor other homes in their pursuit of person-centered care. The table below provides a brief overview of each of the levels.
|Foundation||$0.50||Participates in a year of education/activities|
|Level 1||$0.75||Pass 0-2 Cores|
|Level 2||$1.00||Pass 3-4 Cores|
|Level 3||$1.25||Pass 5-6 Cores|
|Level 4||$1.50||Pass 7-8 Cores|
|Level 5||$1.75||Pass 9-11 Cores|
|Level 6||$2.00||Pass all cores
Person-Centered Care Home (PCC)
|Level 7||$2.50||Sustains PCC 2 Years|
|Level 8||$3.00||Sustains PCC
Nursing Facility for Mental Health Quality and Efficiency Incentive Factor
The Quality and Efficiency Incentive plan for Nursing Facilities for Mental Health (NFMH) will be established separately from nursing facilities. Nursing Facilities for Mental Health serve people who often do not need the NF level of care on a long-term basis. There is a desire to provide incentive for NFMHs to work cooperatively and in coordination with Community Mental Health Centers to facilitate the return of persons to the community.
The Quality and Efficiency Incentive Factor is a per diem add-on ranging from zero to seven dollars and fifty cents. It is designed to encourage quality care, efficiency and cooperation with discharge planning. The incentive factor is determined by five outcome measures: case-mix adjusted nurse staffing ratio; operating expense; staff turnover rate; staff retention rate; and occupancy rate. Each provider is awarded points based on their outcomes measures and the total points for each provider determine the per diem incentive factor included in the provider’s rate calculation.
Providers may earn up to two incentive points for their case mix adjusted nurse staffing ratio. They will receive two points if their case-mix adjusted staffing ratio equals or exceeds 3.28, which is 120% of the statewide NFMH median of 2.73. They will receive one point if the ratio is less than 120% of the NFMH median but greater than or equal to 3.00, which is 110% of the statewide NFMH median. Providers with staffing ratios below 110% of the NFMH median will receive no points for this incentive measure.
NFMH providers may earn one point for low occupancy outcomes measures. If they have total occupancy less than 90% they will earn a point.
NFMH providers may earn one point for low operating expense outcomes measures. The provider will earn one point if the per diem operating expenses are below $31.01, or 90% of the statewide median of $34.46.
NFMH providers may earn up to two points for the turnover rate outcomes measure. Providers with direct health care staff turnover equal to or below 45%, the 75th percentile statewide, will earn two points as long as contracted labor costs do not exceed 10% of the provider’s total direct health care labor costs. Providers with direct health care staff turnover greater than 45% but equal to or below 67%, the 50th percentile statewide, will earn one point as long as contracted labor costs do not exceed 10% of the provider’s total direct health care labor costs.
Finally, NFMH providers may earn up to two points for the retention rate outcomes measure. Providers with staff retention rates at or above 84%, the 75th percentile statewide will earn two points. Providers with staff retention rates below 84% but at or above 67%, the 50th percentile statewide, will earn one point.
The table below summarizes the incentive factor outcomes and points:
|Quality/Efficiency Outcome||Incentive Points|
|CMI adjusted staffing ratio ≥ 120% (3.28) of NF-MH median (2.73), or||2, or|
|CMI adjusted staffing ratio between 110% (3.00) and 120%||1|
|Total occupancy ≤ 90%||1|
|Operating expenses < $31.01, 90% of NF-MH median, $34.46||1|
|Staff turnover rate ≤ 75th percentile, 45%||2, or|
|Staff turnover rate ≤ 50th percentile, 67%||1|
|Contracted labor < 10% of total direct health care labor costs|
|Staff retention ≥ 75th percentile, 84%||2, or|
|Staff retention ≥ 50th percentile, 67%||1|
|Total Incentive Points Available||8|
Schedule E is an array containing the incentive points awarded to each NFMH provider for each quality and efficiency incentive outcome. The total of these points will be used to determine each provider’s incentive factor based on the following table.
|Total Incentive Points||Incentive Factor Per Diem|
|Tier 1: 6-8 points||$7.50|
|Tier 2: 5 points||$5.00|
|Tier 3: 4 points||$2.50|
|Tier 4: 0-3 points||$0.00|
The survey and certification performance of each NF and NFMH provider will be reviewed quarterly to determine each provider’s eligibility for incentive factor payments. In order to qualify for an incentive, factor a home must not have received any health care survey deficiency of scope and severity level “H” or higher during the survey review period. Homes that receive “G” level deficiencies, but no “H” level or higher deficiencies, and that correct the “G” level deficiencies within 30 days of the survey, will be eligible to receive 50% of the calculated incentive factor. Homes that receive no deficiencies higher than scope and severity level “F” will be eligible to receive 100% of the calculated incentive factor. The survey and certification review period will be the 12-month period ending one quarter prior to the incentive eligibility review date. The following table lists the incentive eligibility review dates and corresponding review period end dates.
|Incentive Eligibility Effective Date||Review Period End Date|
|July 1||March 31st|
|October 1||June 30th|
|January 1||September 30th|
|April 1||December 31st|
10. Rate Effective Date
Rate effective dates are determined in accordance with K.A.R. 129-10-19. The rate may be revised for an add-on reimbursement factor (i.e., rebased property fee), desk review adjustment or field audit adjustment.
11. Retroactive Rate Adjustments
Retroactive adjustments, as in a retrospective system, are made for the following three conditions:
A retroactive rate adjustment and direct cash settlement is made if the agency determines that the base year cost report data used to determine the prospective payment rate was in error. The prospective payment rate period is adjusted for the corrections.
If a projected cost report is approved to determine an interim rate, a settlement is also made after a historic cost report is filed for the same period.
All settlements are subject to upper payment limits. A provider is considered to be in projection status if they are operating on a projected rate and they are subject to the retroactive rate adjustment.
II. Medicaid Per Diem Rates for Kansas Nursing Facilities
A. Cost Center Limitations
The state establishes the following cost center limitations which are used in setting rates effective July 1, 2023.
|Cost Center||Limit Formula||Per Day Limit|
|Operating||110% of the Median Cost||$52.23|
|Indirect Health Care||115% of the Median Cost||$64.69|
|Direct Health Care||130% of the Median Cost||$177.42|
|Real and Personal Property Fee||105% of the Median Fee||$10.51|
These amounts were determined according to the “Reimbursement Limitations” section. The Direct Healthcare Limit is calculated based on a CMI of 1.0801, which is the statewide average.
B. Case Mix Index
These proposed rates are based upon each nursing facility’s Medicaid CMI calculated as the average of the quarterly Medicaid CMI averages with a cutoff dates of January 1, 2023 and April 1, 2023. The CMI calculations use the July 1, 2014 Kansas Medicaid/Medikan CMI Table. In Section II.C below, each nursing facility’s Medicaid average CMI is listed beside its per diem rate.
The following list includes the calculated Medicaid rate for each nursing facility provider currently enrolled in the Medicaid program and the Medicaid case mix index used to determine each rate.
|Facility Name||City||Daily Rate||Medicaid CMI|
|Life Care Center of Andover||Andover||195.03||1.0044|
|Anthony Community Care Center||Anthony||211.41||0.8440|
|Medicalodges Health Care Ctr Arkansas||Arkansas City||210.62||0.9667|
|Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor||Arkansas City||257.09||0.9853|
|Arma Operator, LLC||Arma||236.62||1.3777|
|Atchison Senior Village||Atchison||279.77||1.0559|
|Attica Long Term Care||Attica||281.40||0.8738|
|Good Samaritan Society-Atwood||Atwood||272.65||1.0187|
|Lake Point Nursing Center||Augusta||216.85||1.0475|
|Baldwin Healthcare & Rehab Center||Baldwin City||245.28||1.2494|
|Quaker Hill Manor||Baxter Springs||214.95||1.0590|
|Catholic Care Center Inc.||Bel Aire||280.39||1.0052|
|Belleville Healthcare and Rehab Ctr||Belleville||252.69||1.3084|
|Mitchell County Hospital LTCU||Beloit||276.84||0.8839|
|Hilltop Lodge Health and Rehab||Beloit||253.81||1.2370|
|Bonner Springs Nursing & Rehab Ctr||Bonner Springs||253.92||1.0563|
|Hill Top House||Bucklin||273.75||0.9660|
|Buhler Sunshine Home, Inc.||Buhler||255.71||0.9450|
|Life Care Center of Burlington||Burlington||240.23||1.0325|
|Eastridge Nursing Home||Centralia||304.68||1.0770|
|Heritage Health Care Center||Chanute||200.97||1.0838|
|Diversicare of Chanute||Chanute||218.82||1.1799|
|Chapman Valley Manor||Chapman||235.74||0.8916|
|Cheney Golden Age Home Inc.||Cheney||241.56||0.9490|
|Cherryvale Care Center||Cherryvale||200.17||0.8827|
|The Shepherd’s Center||Cimarron||235.66||0.8213|
|Advena Living of Clay Center||Clay Center||237.86||0.9152|
|Clay Center Presbyterian Manor||Clay Center||282.31||0.9639|
|Clearwater Nursing and Rehab||Clearwater||247.07||0.9754|
|Park Villa Nursing Home||Clyde||243.90||1.0999|
|Medicalodges Coffeyville on Midland||Coffeyville||243.83||1.0188|
|Colby Operator, LLC||Colby||292.18||1.2719|
|Prairie Senior Living Complex||Colby||301.23||1.1349|
|Sunset Home, Inc.||Concordia||237.37||1.0467|
|Spring View Manor Healthcare & Rehab||Conway Springs||250.25||1.2140|
|Chase County Care and Rehab||Cottonwood Falls||318.51||1.2287|
|Diversicare of Council Grove||Council Grove||218.92||1.0884|
|Hilltop Manor Nursing Center||Cunningham||219.64||1.0153|
|Westview of Derby Rehab & Health||Derby||191.90||1.0107|
|Derby Health and Rehabilitation||Derby||274.90||1.0820|
|Trinity Manor||Dodge City||243.20||1.1422|
|Sunporch of Dodge City||Dodge City||238.89||0.8213|
|Manor of the Plains||Dodge City||286.81||0.9468|
|Downs Care and Rehab||Downs||264.43||1.2337|
|Anew Healthcare Easton||Easton||218.08||1.1119|
|Parkway Care and Rehab||Edwardsville||217.09||1.2139|
|Kaw River Care and Rehab||Edwardsville||258.03||1.1365|
|Edwardsville Care and Rehab||Edwardsville||169.10||0.7875|
|Lakepoint Nursing Center-El Dorado||El Dorado||219.85||0.9990|
|El Dorado Care and Rehab||El Dorado||300.89||1.2273|
|Good Samaritan Society-Ellis||Ellis||221.80||0.9271|
|Good Sam Society-Ellsworth Village||Ellsworth||254.45||1.0523|
|Emporia Presbyterian Manor||Emporia||254.36||0.8982|
|Flint Hills Care and Rehab Center||Emporia||209.41||1.1338|
|Enterprise Estates Nursing Center, I||Enterprise||210.59||0.9884|
|Eskridge Care and Rehab||Eskridge||207.67||0.9447|
|Eureka Nursing Center||Eureka||200.28||0.9956|
|Kansas Soldiers’ Home||Fort Dodge||278.28||0.9125|
|Medicalodges Fort Scott||Fort Scott||223.93||0.9916|
|Fowler Residential Care||Fowler||274.67||0.8693|
|Frankfort Community Care Home, Inc.||Frankfort||269.21||0.9863|
|Galena Nursing Home||Galena||221.61||1.1455|
|Garden Valley Retirement Village||Garden City||199.77||1.1104|
|Recover Care Meadowbrook Rehab, LLC||Gardner||317.12||1.1194|
|Anderson County Hospital||Garnett||286.79||0.8962|
|The Nicol Home, Inc.||Glasco||217.33||0.9033|
|Topside Manor, Inc||Goodland||237.46||0.9900|
|Medicalodges Great Bend||Great Bend||246.23||0.9053|
|Azria Health Great Bend||Great Bend||245.72||1.1929|
|Haviland Operator, LLC||Haviland||163.95||0.6892|
|Good Samaritan Society-Hays||Hays||235.67||1.0267|
|Ascension Living Via Christi Village||Hays||284.14||1.0958|
|Diversicare of Haysville||Haysville||199.60||1.1658|
|Legacy at Herington||Herington||265.62||1.0433|
|Maple Heights Nursing and Rehab Ctr||Hiawatha||203.68||0.9211|
|Dawson Place, Inc.||Hill City||207.79||0.9018|
|Parkside Homes, Inc.||Hillsboro||261.73||0.9494|
|Medicalodges Jackson County||Holton||246.00||1.0879|
|Mission Village Living Center||Horton||209.42||1.0015|
|Sheridan County Hospital||Hoxie||288.93||1.0096|
|Diversicare of Hutchinson||Hutchinson||246.94||1.1394|
|Good Sam Society-Hutchinson Village||Hutchinson||257.26||0.9747|
|Hutchinson Operator, LLC||Hutchinson||248.05||1.3245|
|Montgomery Place Nursing Center,LLC||Independence||208.88||1.0322|
|Pleasant View Home||Inman||263.16||0.9014|
|Stanton County Hospital-LTCU||Johnson||286.32||0.9671|
|Valley View Senior Life||Junction City||242.89||1.0052|
|Medicalodges Post Acute Care Center||Kansas City||242.26||1.0012|
|Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation||Kansas City||247.45||1.2602|
|Lifecare Center of Kansas City||Kansas City||248.61||1.0257|
|Providence Place LTCU||Kansas City||304.95||1.1450|
|Ignite Med Resort Rainbow Blvd, LLC||Kansas City||276.84||1.2180|
|The Healthcare Resort of Kansas City||Kansas City||286.88||1.2557|
|Kiowa District Manor||Kiowa||288.52||1.0036|
|Locust Grove Village||Lacrosse||223.00||0.8317|
|High Plains Retirement Village||Lakin||291.98||1.0274|
|Lansing Care and Rehab||Lansing||271.89||1.2112|
|Diversicare of Larned||Larned||187.62||0.9845|
|Lawrence Presbyterian Manor||Lawrence||288.34||0.9469|
|The Healthcare Resort of Leawood||Leawood||289.47||1.2927|
|Delmar Gardens of Lenexa||Lenexa||212.44||1.0511|
|Westchester Village of Lenexa||Lenexa||326.07||1.2340|
|Leonardville Nursing Home||Leonardville||255.60||0.9925|
|Wichita County Health Center||Leoti||300.10||1.0667|
|Good Samaritan Society-Liberal||Liberal||262.36||1.0808|
|Wheatridge Park Care Center||Liberal||236.42||1.1342|
|Lincoln Park Manor, Inc.||Lincoln||229.19||0.9439|
|Bethany Home Association||Lindsborg||284.47||0.9846|
|Linn Community Nursing Home||Linn||231.22||0.9748|
|Sandstone Heights Nursing Home||Little River||277.23||0.9324|
|Logan Manor Community Health Service||Logan||225.23||0.8836|
|Louisburg Healthcare and Rehab Center||Louisburg||262.72||1.2741|
|Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community||Manhattan||279.69||0.9668|
|Ascension Living Via Christi Village||Manhattan||262.70||1.0419|
|St. Luke Living Center||Marion||257.82||1.0200|
|Riverview Estates, Inc.||Marquette||227.35||0.8363|
|McPherson Operator, LLC||McPherson||277.89||1.1904|
|The Cedars, Inc.||McPherson||260.13||0.9739|
|Meade District Hospital, LTCU||Meade||271.78||0.8452|
|Merriam Gardens Healthcare & Rehab||Merriam||261.00||1.2726|
|Minneapolis Healthcare and Rehab||Minneapolis||233.81||1.2237|
|Minneola District Hospital-LTCU||Minneola||270.52||0.8615|
|Bethel Home, Inc.||Montezuma||277.42||1.0605|
|Moundridge Manor, Inc.||Moundridge||254.74||0.8730|
|Villa Maria, Inc.||Mulvane||267.11||1.1027|
|Neodesha Care and Rehab||Neodesha||249.32||1.2348|
|Ness County Hospital Dist.#2||Ness City||277.18||0.8692|
|Paramount Community Living and Rehab||Newton||278.28||1.1089|
|Kansas Christian Home||Newton||260.34||1.0969|
|Newton Presbyterian Manor||Newton||290.44||0.9811|
|Bethel Care Center||North Newton||310.22||1.0729|
|Andbe Home, Inc.||Norton||216.76||0.8991|
|Logan County Senior Living||Oakley||279.54||0.9208|
|Good Samaritan Society-Decatur Co.||Oberlin||259.89||0.8953|
|Villa St. Francis Catholic Care Ctr.||Olathe||296.51||1.1978|
|Azria Health at Olathe||Olathe||238.40||1.1337|
|Good Samaritan Society-Olathe||Olathe||291.50||0.9758|
|Evergreen Community of Johnson County||Olathe||305.20||1.0513|
|Aberdeen Village, Inc.||Olathe||294.21||0.9736|
|Nottingham Health & Rehab||Olathe||335.14||1.1354|
|The Healthcare Resort of Olathe||Olathe||278.05||1.3226|
|Onaga Operator, LLC||Onaga||242.50||1.1818|
|Osage Nursing & Rehab Center||Osage City||198.47||0.9574|
|Life Care Center of Osawatomie||Osawatomie||296.83||1.2234|
|Parkview Health and Rehab LLC||Osborne||202.04||1.1536|
|Heritage Gardens Health and Rehab||Oskaloosa||264.44||1.0593|
|Oswego Operator, LLC||Oswego||252.18||1.4046|
|Rock Creek of Ottawa||Ottawa||242.75||1.2652|
|Brookdale Overland Park||Overland Park||356.94||1.4667|
|Garden Terrace at Overland Park||Overland Park||255.88||1.0462|
|KPC Promise Hospital of Overland Park||Overland Park||313.58||1.5982|
|Overland Park Center for Rehab & HC||Overland Park||267.22||1.0246|
|Villa Saint Joseph||Overland Park||268.89||1.0179|
|Delmar Gardens of Overland Park||Overland Park||255.19||1.1387|
|Overland Park Nursing & Rehab||Overland Park||291.53||1.2050|
|Village Shalom, Inc.||Overland Park||287.95||0.9391|
|Tallgrass Creek, Inc.||Overland Park||291.82||0.9800|
|Shawnee Post Acute Rehab Center||Overland Park||278.17||1.2286|
|Stratford Commons Rehab & HCC||Overland Park||295.48||1.1162|
|Colonial Village||Overland Park||290.91||1.1255|
|North Point Skilled Nursing Center||Paola||206.96||1.0785|
|Parsons Presbyterian Manor||Parsons||295.26||1.0441|
|Good Samaritan Society-Parsons||Parsons||231.74||0.9416|
|Peabody Operator, LLC||Peabody||204.45||1.0641|
|Access Mental Health||Peabody||141.28||0.6266|
|Phillips County Retirement Center||Phillipsburg||228.57||0.8786|
|Medicalodges Pittsburg South||Pittsburg||264.92||1.1356|
|Pittsburg Care and Rehab||Pittsburg||210.47||1.0883|
|Ascension Living Via Christi Village||Pittsburg||246.51||0.9564|
|Rooks County Senior Services, Inc.||Plainville||273.92||1.0031|
|The Village at Mission||Prairie Village||312.10||1.1137|
|Grand Plains–Skilled Nursing||Pratt||242.55||0.9798|
|Pratt Operator, LLC||Pratt||223.78||1.1446|
|Prairie Sunset Manor||Pretty Prairie||265.84||1.3798|
|Protection Valley Manor||Protection||204.14||0.8296|
|Gove County Medical Center||Quinter||292.54||0.9670|
|Richmond Healthcare and Rehab Center||Richmond||228.55||1.2135|
|Fountainview Nursing and Rehab Center||Rose Hill||221.70||1.0854|
|Rossville Healthcare and Rehab Center||Rossville||233.77||1.2112|
|Wheatland Nursing & Rehab Center||Russell||193.72||0.9166|
|Russell Regional Hospital||Russell||282.28||0.8943|
|Sabetha Nursing Center||Sabetha||221.81||1.0465|
|Apostolic Christian Home||Sabetha||238.97||0.9221|
|Smoky Hill Rehabilitation Center||Salina||207.48||1.0228|
|Kenwood View Health and Rehab Center||Salina||235.72||1.3923|
|Salina Windsor SNF OPCO, LLC||Salina||198.32||0.9591|
|Pinnacle Park Nursing and Rehabilitation||Salina||239.65||1.3436|
|Salina Presbyterian Manor||Salina||258.63||0.8952|
|Satanta Dist. Hosp. LTCU||Satanta||272.64||0.8912|
|Park Lane Nursing Home||Scott City||283.30||1.0575|
|Pleasant Valley Manor||Sedan||181.65||0.9559|
|Diversicare of Sedgwick||Sedgwick||265.35||1.1495|
|Crestview Nursing & Residential Living||Seneca||212.82||0.8800|
|Life Care Center of Seneca||Seneca||197.83||1.1197|
|Wallace County Community Center||Sharon Springs||293.33||1.0434|
|Shawnee Gardens Healthcare and Rehab||Shawnee||244.75||1.2473|
|Sharon Lane Health and Rehabilitation||Shawnee||230.35||1.0046|
|Smith Center Operator, LLC||Smith Center||229.56||1.2401|
|Sunporch of Smith County||Smith Center||273.68||1.0782|
|Mennonite Friendship Manor, Inc.||South Hutchinson||291.86||1.0248|
|Southwinds at Spearville||Spearville||207.47||1.0863|
|Spring Hill Care and Rehab||Spring Hill||261.17||1.1662|
|Cheyenne County Village,Inc.||St. Francis||285.91||0.9782|
|Community Hospital of Onaga, LTCU||St. Mary’s||280.49||0.8974|
|Prairie Mission Retirement Village||St. Paul||207.89||0.9612|
|Leisure Homestead at Stafford||Stafford||215.35||0.8646|
|Solomon Valley Manor||Stockton||249.87||1.0666|
|Brewster Health Center||Topeka||271.61||0.8951|
|Topeka Presbyterian Manor Inc.||Topeka||291.41||0.9943|
|Legacy on 10th Ave.||Topeka||213.88||0.9383|
|Halstead Health and Rehab Center||Topeka||227.27||1.0214|
|McCrite Plaza Health Center||Topeka||284.54||1.1477|
|Rolling Hills Health Center||Topeka||210.52||0.9394|
|Topeka Center for Rehab and Healthcare||Topeka||254.41||1.3821|
|Stoneybrook Retirement Community||Topeka||227.87||1.0699|
|Valley Health Care Center||Topeka||182.65||0.6174|
|Tanglewood Nursing and Rehabilitation||Topeka||195.18||1.0250|
|Brighton Place West Health Center||Topeka||164.64||0.9383|
|Countryside Health Center||Topeka||116.02||0.6824|
|Providence Living Center||Topeka||171.98||0.7538|
|Brighton Place North||Topeka||117.13||0.6526|
|The Gardens at Aldersgate||Topeka||275.84||1.2884|
|Recover-Care Plaza West Care Center||Topeka||236.09||1.2039|
|Holiday Resort of Salina||Topeka||217.60||0.9993|
|Lexington Park Nursing and Post Acute||Topeka||233.02||0.8685|
|Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community||Topeka||200.16||0.9724|
|Western Prairie Senior Living||Topeka||234.90||0.9948|
|Twin Oaks Health & Rehab||Topeka||245.61||1.1304|
|The Healthcare Resort of Topeka||Topeka||256.89||1.2791|
|Ranch House Senior Living||Topeka||218.27||0.9071|
|Greeley County Hospital, LTCU||Tribune||261.40||0.8806|
|Trego Co. Lemke Memorial LTCU||Wakeeney||271.73||0.8922|
|Wakefield Care and Rehab||Wakefield||262.56||1.1884|
|Good Samaritan Society-Valley Vista||Wamego||254.32||0.9981|
|Wathena Healthcare and Rehab Center||Wathena||257.63||1.2892|
|Botkin Care and Rehab||Wellington||220.84||1.0611|
|Sumner Operator, LLC||Wellington||255.49||1.1478|
|Westy Community Care Home||Westmoreland||215.92||0.7862|
|Wheat State Manor||Whitewater||241.61||0.9655|
|Meridian Rehab and Health Care Center||Wichita||181.33||0.9755|
|Homestead Health Center, Inc.||Wichita||266.27||0.9318|
|Wichita Presbyterian Manor||Wichita||271.72||0.9890|
|Sandpiper Healthcare and Rehab Center||Wichita||209.87||1.2622|
|Lakepoint Wichita LLC||Wichita||231.47||0.9727|
|Wichita Center for Rehab and Healthcare||Wichita||260.33||1.2812|
|Legacy at College Hill||Wichita||216.62||1.0317|
|Seville Operator, LLC||Wichita||300.23||1.2078|
|Lincoln Care and Rehab||Wichita||253.04||1.1063|
|The Health Care Center at Larksfield Pl||Wichita||298.94||1.0539|
|Life Care Center of Wichita||Wichita||261.97||1.1305|
|Family Health & Rehabilitation Center||Wichita||283.20||1.1008|
|Regent Park Rehab and Healthcare||Wichita||290.69||1.0678|
|Avita Health & Rehab of Reeds Cove||Wichita||264.62||1.1142|
|Ascension Living Via Christi Village||Wichita||271.96||1.0078|
|Ascension Living Via Christi Village||Wichita||275.11||0.9744|
|Mount St Mary||Wichita||279.74||0.9465|
|Azria Health Wichita||Wichita||303.19||1.1210|
|Wilson Care and Rehab||Wilson||280.50||1.1975|
|F W Huston Medical Center||Winchester||163.07||0.7956|
|Winfield Senior Living Community||Winfield||216.51||1.0802|
|Cumbernauld Village, Inc.||Winfield||289.67||1.0718|
|Winfield Rest Haven II LLC||Winfield||294.17||1.0012|
|Kansas Veterans’ Home||Winfield||281.87||0.9298|
|Yates Operator, LLC||Yates Center||219.86||1.2215|
III. Justifications for the Rates
- The proposed rates are calculated according to the rate-setting methodology in the Kansas Medicaid State Plan and pending amendments thereto.
- The proposed rates are calculated according to a methodology which satisfies the requirements of K.S.A. 39-708c(x) and the DHCF regulations in K.A.R. Article 129-10 implementing that statute and applicable federal law.
- The State’s analyses project that the rates:
- Would result in payment, in the aggregate of 87.55% of the Medicaid day weighted average inflated allowable nursing facility costs statewide; and
- Would result in a maximum allowable rate of $304.85 (for a CMI of 1.0801); with the total average allowable rate being $243.77.
- Estimated annual aggregate expenditures in the Medicaid nursing facility services payment program will increase approximately $44.2 million.
- The state estimates that the rates will continue to make quality care and services available under the Medicaid State Plan at least to the extent that care and services are available to the general population in the geographic area. The state’s analyses indicate:
- Service providers operating a total of 301 nursing facilities and hospital-based long-term care units (representing 95.9% of all the licensed nursing facilities and long-term care units in Kansas) participate in the Medicaid program;
- There is at least one Medicaid-certified nursing facility and/or nursing facility for mental health, or Medicaid-certified hospital-based long-term care unit in 98 of the 105 counties in Kansas;
- The statewide average occupancy rate for nursing facilities participating in Medicaid is 77.08%;
- The statewide average Medicaid occupancy rate for participating facilities is 59.21%; and
- The rates would cover 88.96% of the estimated Medicaid direct health care costs incurred by participating nursing facilities statewide.
- Federal Medicaid regulations at 42 C.F.R. 447.272 impose an aggregate upper payment limit that states may pay for Medicaid nursing facility services. The state’s analysis indicates that the methodology will result in compliance with the federal regulation.
IV. Request for Comments; Request for Copies
The state Requests providers, beneficiaries and their representatives, and other concerned Kansas residents to review and comment on the proposed rates, the methodology used to calculate the proposed rates, the justifications for the proposed rates, and the intent to amend the Medicaid State Plan. Persons and organizations wishing to submit comments must mail, deliver, or fax their signed, written comments before the close of business on May 6, 2023 to:
Director of NF/ACH Programs
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
New England Building
503 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603-3404
V. Notice of Intent to Amend the Medicaid State Plan
The state intends to submit Medicaid State Plan amendments to CMS on or before September 30, 2023.
Department for Aging and Disability Services
State Medicaid Director
Division of Health Care Finance
Department of Health and Environment
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