FY 2023 SNF PPS Final Rule Includes Fix to FSES Problem

Regulation | August 02, 2022 | by Jodi Eyigor

CMS addressed the Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES) problem in the FY 2023 SNF PPS final rule, allowing providers to continue using 2001 mandatory safety values to meet Life Safety Code compliance.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule on July 29. In this rule, CMS also addressed a long-standing problem related to the FSES for Life Safety Code compliance.

Read more about the background on this problem, how CMS has addressed it in the final rule, and what this means for members in this article from our expert consultants at Jensen Hughes.