CMS’ Resident Classification System Version 1 – An Overview and Preliminary Action Steps for State Executives and State Reimbursement Specialists

AHCA staff and member experts will provide a technical overview, as well as technical insights into, CMS’ Resident Classification System Version 1 (RCS-1).  The proposed patient characteristics-based system is a fundamental departure from the current Resource Utilization Group Prospective Payment System (RUGS IV).  AHCA staff and member experts will discuss the overarching RCS-1 goals and features.  Presenters also will discuss each new component as well as likely alternations in SNF operations required to deliver services in the proposed system should it be implemented.   

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand CMS’ Goals and Overarching RCS-1 Construct
  2. Learn about Each Component and Associated Patient Characteristics
  3. Learn about Member Expert Preliminary Analyses and Steps to Assess RCS-1 Impacts
  4. Outlook for Implementation and Transition from RUGS IV to RCS-1
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