State Target Area Analysis
Provides state-level statistics for areas identified as potentially at risk for improper Medicare payments in SNFs. The data include the numerator and denominator counts for each target area (number of RUG days, assessments or episodes of care) for Medicare episodes of care ending in each time period (fiscal years 2011, 2012 and 2013), the proportion for each target area, average length of stay for the numerator (not applicable for the “Change of Therapy Assessment” target area), and average and sum of Medicare payment for the “90+ Day Episodes of Care” target area for all SNFs in each state with three or more SNFs. The file is a Microsoft Excel workbook; click on the worksheet tabs to obtain the report for each state. There are graphs in the workbook that compare the target area percents for all states and the nation for each target area. Target area statistics are reported when there are at least three SNFs with a numerator count of at least 11. For more information on the areas identified as potentially at risk for improper payments, please see the
SNF PEPPER User’s Guide (PDF).