Skilled Nursing Facility Medicare Payments

SAS Name

This variable is the total Medicare payments in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting for a given year. 

The total Medicare payments for SNF are calculated as the sum of CLM_PMT_AMT for all SNF claims where the CLM_PMT_AMT >= 0.


Medicare payments are described in detail in a series of Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) documents called “Payment Basics” (see:

Also in the Medicare Learning Network (MLN) “Payment System Fact Sheet Series” (see the list of MLN publications at:

Source: CCW (derived)