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Volume 40 - Issue 22 - June 3, 2021

State of Kansas

Department for Aging and Disability Services

Department of Health and Environment
Division of Health Care Finance

Notice of Final Nursing Facility Medicaid Rates for State Fiscal Year 2022;
Methodology for Calculating Rates, and Rate Justifications;
Response to Written Comments;
Notice of Intent to Amend the Medicaid State Plan

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 final Medicaid per diem rates for Medicaid-certified nursing facilities for State Fiscal Year 2022, 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, 2021.

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:

A. The following portions of the Kansas Medicaid State Plan maintained by DHCF are being revised:

  1. 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, 2021. 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
Fax: 785-296-0767

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 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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 March 31, 2020. 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 March 31, 2020. 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 March 31, 2020. 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 2017-2019. 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 March 31, 2020. 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 March 31, 2020. 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 (Re-enrollment 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 March 31, 2020. 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 March 31, 2020. 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 March 31, 2020. 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:

  1. Owner/Related Party Compensation
  2. Interest Expense
  3. 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 2019 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, 2021.

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 March 31, 2020. 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 (5.80), or $3.00
CMI adjusted staffing < 75th percentile but improved ≥ 10% $0.50
Staff retention rate ≥ 75th percentile, 68%
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 (670) $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 six 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 three levels (Level 0 – Level 2) are intended to encourage quality improvement for homes that have not yet met the minimum competency requirements for a person-centered care home. Homes can earn the Level 1 and Level 2 incentives simultaneously as they progress toward the minimum competency level.

Level 3 recognizes those homes that have attained a minimum level of core competency in person-centered care. Level 4 and Level 5 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.

Level and Per Diem Incentive Summary of Required Nursing Home Action Incentive Duration
Level 0

The Foundation

$0.50
Home completes the KCCI evaluation tool according to the application instructions. Home participates in all required activities noted in “The Foundation” timeline and workbook. Homes that do not complete the requirements will be dropped until they enroll to participate in the next fiscal year. Available beginning July 1 of enrollment year. Incentive granted for one full fiscal year, contingent upon participation.
Level 1

Pursuit of Culture Change

$0.50
Homes should submit the KCCI evaluation tool (annually). Home submits an action plan addressing 4 PEAK 2.0 cores in Domains 1-4. The home self-reports progress on the action planned cores via phone conference with the PEAK team. The home may be selected for a random site visit. The home must participate in the random site visit, if selected, to continue incentive payment. Homes should demonstrate successful completion of 75% of core competencies selected. A home can apply for Levels 1 & 2 in the same year. Homes that do not achieve Level 2 with three consecutive years of participation at Level 1 may return to a Level 0 or sit out for two years depending on KDADS and KSU’s recommendation. Available beginning July 1 of enrollment year. Incentive granted for one full fiscal year.
Level 2

Culture Change Achievement

$1.00
This is a bridge level to acknowledge achievement in Level 1. Homes may receive this level at the same time they are working on other PEAK core areas at Level 1. Homes may receive this incentive for up to 3 years. If Level 3 is not achieved at the end of the third year, homes may start back at Level 0 or 1 depending on KDADS and KSU’s recommendation. Available beginning July 1 following confirmed completion of action plan goals. Incentive is granted for one full fiscal year.
Level 3

Person-Centered Care Home

$2.00
Demonstrates minimum competency as a person-centered care home (see KDADS full criteria). This is confirmed through a combination of the following: Demonstration of success in other levels of the program. Performing successfully on a Level 2 screening call with the KSU PEAK 2.0 team. Passing a full site visit. Available beginning July 1 following confirmed minimum competency as a person-centered care home. Incentive is granted for one full fiscal year. Renewable bi-annually.
Level 4

Sustained Person-Centered Care Home

$2.50
Homes earn person-centered care home award two consecutive years. Available beginning July 1 following confirmation of the upkeep of minimum person-centered care competencies. Incentive is granted for two fiscal years. Renewable bi-annually.
Level 5

Person-Centered Care Mentor Home

$3.00
Homes earn sustained person-centered care home award and successfully engage in mentoring activities suggested by KDADS (see KDADS mentoring activities). Mentoring activities should be documented. Available beginning July 1 following confirmation of mentor home standards. Incentive is granted for two fiscal years. Renewable bi-annually.

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 3.88, which is 120% of the statewide NFMH median of 3.23. They will receive one point if the ratio is less than 120% of the NFMH median but greater than or equal to 3.55, 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 $26.11, or 90% of the statewide median of $29.01.

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 41%, 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 41% but equal to or below 75%, 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 76%, the 75th percentile statewide will earn two points. Providers with staff retention rates below 76% 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% (3.88) of NF-MH median (3.23), or 2, or
CMI adjusted staffing ratio between 110% (3.55) and 120% 1
Total occupancy ≤ 90% 1
Operating expenses < $26.11, 90% of NF-MH median, $29.01 1
Staff turnover rate ≤ 75th percentile, 41% 2, or
Staff turnover rate ≤ 50th percentile, 75% 1
Contracted labor < 10% of total direct health care labor costs
Staff retention ≥ 75th percentile, 76% 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, 2021.

Cost Center Limit Formula Per Day Limit
Operating 110% of the Median Cost $41.43
Indirect Health Care 115% of the Median Cost $56.30
Direct Health Care 130% of the Median Cost $134.54
Real and Personal Property Fee 105% of the Median Fee $10.16

These amounts were determined according to the “Reimbursement Limitations” section. The Direct Healthcare Limit is calculated based on a CMI of 1.0419, which is the statewide average.

B. Case Mix Index: These final rates are based upon each nursing facility’s Medicaid CMI calculated as the average of the quarterly Medicaid CMI averages with cutoff dates of January 1, 2021 and April 1, 2021. 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.

C. Rates: 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
Village Manor Abilene 210.52 0.9309
Alma Manor Alma 172.50 0.8522
Life Care Center of Andover Andover 168.67 1.0659
Victoria Falls SNF Andover 186.94 1.0234
Anthony Community Care Center Anthony 171.90 0.9078
Medicalodges Health Care Ctr Arkansas Arkansas City 181.17 0.9519
Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor Arkansas City 205.80 1.0633
Arma Operator. LLC Arma 190.80 1.4226
Medicalodges Atchison Atchison 230.38 1.1215
Atchison Senior Village Atchison 230.52 1.0059
Dooley Center Atchison 218.22 0.7727
Attica Long Term Care Attica 208.88 0.8334
Good Samaritan Society-Atwood Atwood 218.57 1.0475
Lake Point Nursing Center Augusta 183.68 1.0371
Baldwin Healthcare and Rehab Center Baldwin City 201.50 1.2863
Quaker Hill Manor Baxter Springs 186.97 0.9494
Catholic Care Center Inc. Bel Aire 231.28 1.0495
Belleville Healthcare and Rehab Center Belleville 184.29 1.0981
Mitchell County Hospital LTCU Beloit 220.26 0.9351
Hilltop Lodge Health and Rehab Beloit 219.40 1.2187
Bonner Springs Nursing and Rehab Center Bonner Springs 182.98 1.0824
Hill Top House Bucklin 232.06 0.9968
Buhler Sunshine Home, Inc. Buhler 227.07 0.9496
Life Care Center of Burlington Burlington 169.46 1.1633
Eastridge Nursing Home Centralia 261.60 1.1660
Heritage Health Care Center Chanute 181.76 1.1233
Diversicare of Chanute Chanute 186.52 1.2320
Chapman Valley Manor Chapman 176.45 0.8285
Cheney Golden Age Home Inc. Cheney 191.19 0.9755
Cherryvale Care Center Cherryvale 162.86 0.9008
Chetopa Manor Chetopa 174.58 0.8096
The Shepherd’s Center Cimarron 215.66 0.9084
Medicalodges Clay Center Clay Center 233.45 1.1290
Clay Center Presbyterian Manor Clay Center 204.54 0.9558
Clearwater Nursing and Rehab Clearwater 184.95 1.0870
Park Villa Nursing Home Clyde 182.52 1.0202
Windsor Place Coffeyville 198.47 1.0709
Medicalodges Coffeyville Coffeyville 223.29 1.0525
Windsor Place at Iola, LLC Coffeyville 190.71 1.0202
Colby Operator, LLC Colby 194.49 1.1678
Prairie Senior Living Complex Colby 232.75 0.9717
Pioneer Lodge Coldwater 177.45 0.7655
Medicalodges Columbus Columbus 211.67 1.0828
Mt Joseph Senior Village, LLC Concordia 183.87 0.9624
Sunset Home, Inc. Concordia 193.19 1.0127
Spring View Manor Healthcare and Rehab Conway Springs 212.84 1.1475
Chase County Care and Rehab Cottonwood Falls 230.56 1.1360
Diversicare of Council Grove Council Grove 179.47 1.1539
Hilltop Manor Nursing Center Cunningham 173.86 0.9662
Westview of Derby Derby 151.47 0.9266
Derby Health and Rehabilitation Derby 209.32 1.0292
Hillside Village DeSoto 192.90 0.9733
Trinity Manor Dodge City 194.90 1.0366
Sunporch of Dodge City Dodge City 193.29 0.8348
Manor of the Plains Dodge City 238.14 1.0832
Downs Care and Rehab Downs 219.14 1.3682
Anew Healthcare Easton Easton 179.29 1.0091
Parkway Care and Rehab Edwardsville 203.22 1.2145
Kaw River Care and Rehab Edwardsville 236.72 1.2189
Edwardsville Care and Rehab Edwardsville 185.75 0.8395
Lakepoint Nursing Center-El Dorado El Dorado 184.52 0.9454
El Dorado Care and Rehab El Dorado 232.78 1.2274
Morton Co Senior Living Community Elkhart 197.02 1.0100
Azria Health Woodhaven Ellinwood 220.52 1.3388
Good Samaritan Society-Ellis Ellis 186.64 0.9419
Good Sam Society-Ellsworth Village Ellsworth 187.03 1.0667
Emporia Presbyterian Manor Emporia 214.60 1.0239
Holiday Resort Emporia 177.84 1.0588
Flint Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center Emporia 182.89 1.1610
Enterprise Estates Nursing Center, Inc Enterprise 172.90 0.9731
Eskridge Care and Rehab Eskridge 185.20 1.0085
Medicalodges Eudora Eudora 193.82 1.1067
Eureka Nursing Center Eureka 177.42 0.9504
Kansas Soldiers’ Home Fort Dodge 230.14 1.0038
Medicalodges Fort Scott Fort Scott 190.23 0.9965
Fowler Residential Care Fowler 226.74 0.8632
Frankfort Community Care Home, Inc. Frankfort 214.97 1.0828
Medicalodges Frontenac Frontenac 184.56 0.9816
Galena Nursing Home Galena 195.99 1.2061
Garden Valley Retirement Village Garden City 190.29 1.1745
Ranch House Senior Living Garden City 208.38 0.9896
Recover Care Meadowbrook Rehab, LLC Gardner 292.70 1.4066
Medicalodges Gardner Gardner 189.57 0.8982
Anderson County Hospital Garnett 224.32 0.8828
Parkview Heights Garnett 214.79 0.9930
Medicalodges Girard Girard 184.77 0.8663
The Nicol Home, Inc. Glasco 173.16 0.7909
Medicalodges Goddard Goddard 201.96 0.9291
Bethesda Home Goessel 217.85 0.9107
Topside Manor, Inc. Goodland 206.55 1.0356
Medicalodges Great Bend Great Bend 193.74 0.9378
Azria Health Great Bend Great Bend 209.64 1.0286
Halstead Health and Rehab Center Halstead 212.89 1.0428
Haviland Operator, LLC Haviland 147.90 0.6733
Good Samaritan Society-Hays Hays 206.45 1.0486
Via Christi Village-Hays Hays 203.19 1.0462
Diversicare of Haysville Haysville 181.80 1.2123
Legacy at Herington Herington 180.84 1.0117
Schowalter Villa Hesston 247.73 0.9939
Maple Heights Nursing and Rehab Ctr Hiawatha 149.53 0.8522
Highland Healthcare and Rehab Center Highland 191.28 1.1560
Dawson Place, Inc. Hill City 169.03 0.9199
Salem Home Hillsboro 209.02 1.0190
Parkside Homes, Inc. Hillsboro 212.23 0.9083
Medicalodges Jackson County Holton 203.90 1.0759
Mission Village Living Center Horton 156.22 0.9824
Sheridan County Hospital Hoxie 224.95 0.9391
Pioneer Manor Hugoton 222.53 0.8182
Diversicare of Hutchinson Hutchinson 200.67 1.2240
Good Sam Society-Hutchinson Village Hutchinson 227.42 1.0067
Hutchinson Operator, LLC Hutchinson 188.86 1.2377
Wesley Towers Hutchinson 251.60 1.0355
Medicalodges Independence Independence 190.86 0.9380
Montgomery Place Nursing Center,LLC Independence 179.67 0.9858
Pleasant View Home Inman 208.06 0.9308
Stanton County Hospital-LTCU Johnson 223.94 0.8829
Valley View Senior Life Junction City 201.66 0.9989
Medicalodges Post Acute Care Center Kansas City 194.81 1.0015
Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation Kansas City 219.69 1.2103
Lifecare Center of Kansas City Kansas City 167.79 0.9540
Providence Place LTCU Kansas City 247.57 1.0424
Ignite Medical Resort Kansas City 231.22 1.1669
The Healthcare Resort of Kansas City Kansas City 239.47 1.2292
The Wheatlands Kingman 185.13 0.9424
Medicalodges Kinsley Kinsley 231.12 1.1017
Kiowa District Manor Kiowa 222.40 0.9385
Locust Grove Village Lacrosse 206.00 1.0011
High Plains Retirement Village Lakin 235.97 0.9668
Lansing Care and Rehab Lansing 225.64 1.2878
Twin Oaks Health and Rehab Lansing 216.87 1.1990
Diversicare of Larned Larned 163.16 1.0567
Lawrence Presbyterian Manor Lawrence 220.69 0.9568
Brandon Woods at Alvamar Lawrence 213.13 0.9899
Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community Lawrence 202.77 0.9525
Medicalodges Leavenworth Leavenworth 211.40 1.0545
The Healthcare Resort of Leawood Leawood 270.89 1.4027
Delmar Gardens of Lenexa Lenexa 174.63 0.9845
Lakeview Village Lenexa 268.16 1.2167
Westchester Village of Lenexa Lenexa 255.02 1.1464
Leonardville Nursing Home Leonardville 190.34 0.9902
Wichita County Health Center Leoti 268.13 1.2525
Good Samaritan Society-Liberal Liberal 194.51 1.0640
Wheatridge Park Care Center Liberal 203.27 1.2093
Lincoln Park Manor, Inc. Lincoln 205.16 0.8733
Bethany Home Association Lindsborg 229.40 1.0131
Linn Community Nursing Home Linn 185.09 1.0315
Sandstone Heights Nursing Home Little River 256.40 1.1090
Logan Manor Community Health Service Logan 180.73 0.9741
Louisburg Healthcare and Rehab Center Louisburg 193.76 1.2518
Good Samaritan Society-Lyons Lyons 197.45 0.9414
Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community Manhattan 239.83 1.0010
Stoneybrook Retirement Community Manhattan 178.37 0.9572
Via Christi Village Manhattan, Inc Manhattan 207.68 0.9991
St. Luke Living Center Marion 198.47 0.8811
Riverview Estates, Inc. Marquette 180.80 0.7899
Cambridge Place Marysville 183.52 1.0467
McPherson Operator, LLC McPherson 183.53 1.1639
The Cedars, Inc. McPherson 217.45 0.9883
Meade District Hospital, LTCU Meade 217.15 0.8251
Merriam Gardens Healthcare and Rehab Center Merriam 228.83 1.2349
Minneapolis Health and Rehabilitation Minneapolis 176.49 1.1290
Minneola District Hospital-LTCU Minneola 224.50 0.8880
Bethel Home, Inc. Montezuma 202.14 0.9454
Moran Manor Moran 172.76 1.0500
Pine Village Moundridge 221.05 0.9929
Moundridge Manor, Inc. Moundridge 208.99 0.8530
Mt. Hope Nursing Center Mt. Hope 194.28 1.0156
Villa Maria, Inc. Mulvane 221.40 1.1062
Neodesha Care and Rehab Neodesha 206.19 1.2909
Ness County Hospital Dist.#2 Ness City 220.49 0.8708
Paramount Community Living and Rehab Newton 220.63 0.9076
Kansas Christian Home Newton 217.71 0.9915
Newton Presbyterian Manor Newton 225.18 0.9973
Bethel Care Center North Newton 245.86 1.0400
Andbe Home, Inc. Norton 189.19 0.9271
Anew Healthcare Nortonville 196.34 1.2043
Logan County Senior Living Oakley 244.29 1.0313
Good Samaritan Society-Decatur Co. Oberlin 217.23 0.9936
Villa St. Francis Catholic Care Ctr. Olathe 242.49 1.1962
Azria Health at Olathe Olathe 227.29 1.1979
Good Samaritan Society-Olathe Olathe 227.92 0.9763
Evergreen Community of Johnson County Olathe 237.04 0.9714
Aberdeen Village, Inc. Olathe 255.40 1.0911
Nottingham Health and Rehab Olathe 240.14 1.1063
The Healthcare Resort of Olathe Olathe 243.09 1.3182
Onaga Operator, LLC Onaga 179.53 1.3644
Osage Nursing and Rehab Center Osage City 175.88 1.0239
Life Care Center of Osawatomie Osawatomie 192.95 1.1880
Parkview Care Center Osborne 169.79 0.9705
Heritage Gardens Health and Rehab Oskaloosa 227.86 1.0630
Oswego Operator, LLC Oswego 199.45 1.2858
Rock Creek of Ottawa Ottawa 214.44 1.3096
Brookside Manor Overbrook 173.30 1.0518
Brookdale Overland Park Overland Park 266.20 1.0539
Garden Terrace at Overland Park Overland Park 182.59 1.1492
KPC Promise Hospital of Overland Park Overland Park 257.46 1.5844
Overland Park Center for Rehab and HC Overland Park 258.09 1.2376
Villa Saint Joseph Overland Park 226.93 1.0234
Delmar Gardens of Overland Park Overland Park 208.62 1.0657
Overland Park Nursing and Rehab Overland Park 242.26 1.1706
Indian Creek Health and Rehab Overland Park 208.41 1.1887
Village Shalom, Inc. Overland Park 245.89 1.0158
Tallgrass Creek, Inc. Overland Park 220.43 0.8100
Shawnee Post Acute Rehab Center Overland Park 254.85 1.1899
Stratford Commons Rehab and HCC Overland Park 259.01 1.1287
Colonial Village Overland Park 246.13 1.1365
ML-OP Oxford, LLC Oxford 196.22 1.0148
Medicalodges Paola Paola 144.35 0.7079
North Point Skilled Nursing Center Paola 203.35 1.1594
Elmhaven East Parsons 177.31 0.9718
Parsons Presbyterian Manor Parsons 224.06 1.0073
Good Samaritan Society-Parsons Parsons 190.98 0.9752
Peabody Operator, LLC Peabody 158.66 1.1073
Access Mental Health Peabody 151.65 0.6394
Phillips County Retirement Center Phillipsburg 204.71 1.0648
Pittsburg Care and Rehab Pittaburg 210.34 1.1884
Medicalodges Pittsburg South Pittsburg 193.88 1.0192
Via Christi Village Pittsburg, Inc. Pittsburg 218.97 1.1241
Rooks County Senior Services, Inc. Plainville 208.23 1.0613
Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village Prairie Village 261.06 1.1825
Grand Plains–Skilled Nursing Pratt 138.26 1.0539
Pratt Operator, LLC Pratt 162.63 1.1982
Prairie Sunset Manor Pretty Prairie 227.77 1.4750
Protection Valley Manor Protection 153.83 0.7879
Gove County Medical Center Quinter 241.11 1.0126
Richmond Healthcare and Rehab Center Richmond 189.96 1.2695
Fountainview Nursing and Rehab Center Rose Hill 193.61 1.0998
Rossville Healthcare and Rehab Center Rossville 191.09 1.2240
Wheatland Nursing and Rehab Center Russell 170.32 1.0052
Russell Regional Hospital Russell 249.04 1.0314
Sabetha Nursing Center Sabetha 175.99 1.0350
Apostolic Christian Home Sabetha 182.51 0.9286
Smoky Hill Rehabilitation Center Salina 154.88 0.9669
Kenwood View Health and Rehab Center Salina 187.48 1.3350
Salina Windsor SNF OPCO, LLC Salina 167.32 0.9463
Pinnacle Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Salina 168.51 1.2610
Salina Presbyterian Manor Salina 189.66 0.9350
Holiday Resort of Salina Salina 192.11 1.0049
Satanta Dist. Hosp. LTCU Satanta 222.75 0.9007
Park Lane Nursing Home Scott City 229.67 1.0652
Pleasant Valley Manor Sedan 161.84 0.8697
Diversicare of Sedgwick Sedgwick 198.93 1.2202
Crestview Nursing and Residential Living Seneca 175.04 1.0236
Life Care Center of Seneca Seneca 153.06 1.1012
Wallace County Community Center Sharon Springs 242.50 1.1332
Shawnee Gardens Healthcare and Rehab Shawnee 190.10 1.3250
Sharon Lane Health and Rehabilitation Shawnee 205.40 1.1416
Brookdale Rosehill Shawnee 286.44 1.2292
Smith Center Operator, LLC Smith Center 179.72 1.2633
Sunporch of Smith County Smith Center 204.69 0.8130
Mennonite Friendship Manor, Inc. South Hutchinson 226.69 1.0044
Spring Hill Care and Rehab Spring Hill 227.34 1.2553
Cheyenne County Village, Inc. St. Francis 237.68 1.0203
Leisure Homestead at St. John St. John 181.87 0.9416
Community Hospital of Onaga, LTCU St. Mary’s 215.80 0.9684
Prairie Mission Retirement Village St. Paul 165.71 1.0187
Leisure Homestead at Stafford Stafford 174.86 0.9533
Sterling Village Sterling 245.35 1.0157
Solomon Valley Manor Stockton 214.03 1.1369
Legend Healthcare Tonganoxie 184.53 1.0589
Brewster Health Center Topeka 237.91 0.9449
Topeka Presbyterian Manor Inc. Topeka 235.93 1.0050
Legacy on 10th Ave. Topeka 162.98 0.9966
McCrite Plaza Health Center Topeka 238.31 1.0882
Rolling Hills Health Center Topeka 203.48 1.0607
Topeka Center for Rehab and Healthcare Topeka 206.19 1.4201
Tanglewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Topeka 172.38 1.1598
Brighton Place West Topeka 143.60 0.9683
Countryside Health Center Topeka 109.78 0.7037
Providence Living Center Topeka 144.30 0.8362
Brighton Place North Topeka 117.00 0.7061
Aldersgate Village Topeka 230.89 1.0121
Recover-Care Plaza West Care Center Topeka 220.81 1.3565
Lexington Park Nursing and Post Acute Topeka 223.72 0.9398
Top City Healthcare, Inc. Topeka 235.58 1.3149
Greeley County Hospital, LTCU Tribune 213.12 0.8661
Western Prairie Senior Living Ulysses 214.16 0.9843
Valley Health Care Center Valley Falls 160.57 0.6457
Trego Co. Lemke Memorial LTCU Wakeeney 222.86 0.8640
Wakefield Care and Rehab Wakefield 241.40 1.3353
Good Samaritan Society-Valley Vista Wamego 200.51 0.9670
Wathena Healthcare and Rehab Center Wathena 193.15 1.3204
Coffey County Hospital Waverly 219.29 0.9693
Botkin Care and Rehab Wellington 200.52 1.2500
Sumner Operator, LLC Wellington 181.30 1.1593
Wellsville Manor Wellsville 160.96 1.0772
Westy Community Care Home Westmoreland 177.06 0.9255
Wheat State Manor Whitewater 189.79 0.8797
Medicalodges Wichita Wichita 191.99 0.8923
Meridian Rehab and Health Care Center Wichita 148.26 0.9928
Kansas Masonic Home Wichita 219.79 1.0030
Homestead Health Center, Inc. Wichita 250.01 1.0932
Orchard Gardens LLC Wichita 184.43 1.0830
Wichita Presbyterian Manor Wichita 222.18 0.9975
Sandpiper Healthcare and Rehab Center Wichita 164.24 1.2246
Lakepoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Wichita 191.91 1.1199
Wichita Center for Rehab and Healthcare Wichita 210.03 1.3397
Legacy at College Hill Wichita 157.96 0.9578
Seville Operator, LLC Wichita 191.79 1.2330
Lincoln Care and Rehab Wichita 230.78 1.3350
The Health Care Center at Larksfield Place Wichita 240.72 1.1679
Life Care Center of Wichita Wichita 194.70 1.1304
Family Health and Rehabilitation Center Wichita 217.89 1.1054
Caritas Center Wichita 219.45 0.7935
Regent Park Rehab and Healthcare Wichita 238.22 1.0900
Avita Health and Rehab of Reeds Cove Wichita 207.77 1.0480
Via Christi Village Ridge Wichita 230.71 1.0605
Via Christi Village McLean, Inc. Wichita 222.89 1.2000
Mount St Mary Wichita 248.99 1.0835
Healthcare Resort of Wichita Wichita 210.10 1.3017
Wilson Care and Rehab Wilson 230.09 1.4270
F W Huston Medical Center Winchester 159.64 0.9009
Winfield Senior Living Community Winfield 195.60 1.0177
Cumbernauld Village, Inc. Winfield 230.62 0.9606
Winfield Rest Haven II LLC Winfield 245.60 1.0625
Kansas Veterans’ Home Winfield 214.62 0.9410
Yates Operator, LLC Yates Center 182.02 1.3659

III. Justifications for the Rates

  1. The final rates are calculated according to the rate-setting methodology in the Kansas Medicaid State Plan and pending amendments thereto.
  2. The final 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.
  3. The State’s analyses project that the rates:
    1. Would result in payment, in the aggregate of 94.35% of the Medicaid day weighted average inflated allowable nursing facility costs statewide; and
    2. Would result in a maximum allowable rate of $292.70 (for a CMI of 1.0419); with the total average allowable cost being $200.90.
    3. Average Payment rate July 1, 2021 - $200.90
    4. Average payment rate July 1, 2020 - $192.00
    5. Amount of change - $8.90
    6. Percent of change - 4.64%
  4. Estimated annual aggregate expenditures in the Medicaid nursing facility services payment program will increase approximately $8 million.
  5. 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:
    1. Service providers operating a total of 317 nursing facilities and hospital-based long-term care units (representing 97% of all the licensed nursing facilities and long-term care units in Kansas) participate in the Medicaid program;
    2. 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 99 of the 105 counties in Kansas;
    3. The statewide average occupancy rate for nursing facilities participating in Medicaid is 77.79%;
    4. The statewide average Medicaid occupancy rate for participating facilities is 60.15%; and
    5. The rates would cover 96.08% of the estimated Medicaid direct health care costs incurred by participating nursing facilities statewide.
  6. 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.
  7. The Federal fiscal impact for Fee for Service is as follows:

Fee-For-Service
Only
Estimated Federal
Financial Participation
FFY 2021 $ 53,000
FFY 2022 $137,400

IV. Response to Comments Received

The state did not receive formal comments to its Proposed Nursing Facility rates published on April 15, 2021 in the Kansas Register.

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, 2021.

Laura Howard
Secretary
Department for Aging and Disability Services

Sarah Fertig
Medicaid Director
Division of Health Care Finance

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