Federal rate

A rate at which Medicare prospective payments are paid to SNFs. All facilities will eventually transfer from a facility-specific rate to the federal rate. During an interim, some nursing homes employ a blended rate that was a combination of the federal rate and the facility-specific rate.

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Feb. 21

Handmade holiday

Rochester, NY

Residents of St. John's recently were surprised with handmade Valentine's Day cards and gifts from local elementary school students.