Pending CMS approval, effective for services provided on or after July 1, 2014, Medicaid nursing facility rates will include an update to the 2012 Medicaid cost report and the 2012 RSMeans cost per square foot. Once CMS approves the state plan amendment, the Georgia Department of Community Health will issue revised rates to nursing facilities and reprocess claims under the new rate.

Providers have 30 days from the date of the revised rate notice to request changes to the amount or classification of costs and patient day information.

If you have any questions or need assistance in reviewing your rate calculation, please contact our Albany office at (229) 883-7878 or our Atlanta office at (404) 220-8494.