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Long-Term Care Reimbursement AB 1629

 ​The Long-Term Care System Development Unit establishes the Medi-Cal reimbursement rates for Freestanding Skilled Nursing Facilities Level-B (FS/NF-B), Adult Freestanding Subacute Facilities Level-B (FSSA/NF-B), NF-Bs designated as Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD), Distinct Part Pediatric Subacute (DP/PSA) and Freestanding Pediatric Subacute Facilities Level B (FS/PSA).  

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  • 2019 SB 3 Wage Survey extended to June 14, 2019,

2019 Wage Survey

Update - May 21, 2019

The deadline to submit completed surveys has been extened to June 14, 2019.

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) provides reimbursement to LTC providers by way of an add-on to the Medi-Cal reimbursement rate for the additional cost of the wage increases pursuant to Senate Bill 3 (Chapter 4, Statutes of 2016).  
DHCS is conducting the 2019 survey to collect wage data in order to develop the add-on amount for Rate Year (RY) 2019-20 and better understand the overall wage impacts to LTC facilities. 
DHCS requests for LTC providers to complete the wage survey by using the link provided below. Please forward completed surveys to (FS/PSA, DP/PSA, FS/NF-B, FSSA/NF-B) with the subject line “2019 Supplemental Wage Survey”. 
·        2019 SB 3 Wage Survey        
2018-19 QASP Annual Report
Update - April 23, 2019
The 2018-19 QASP Program award payments have been established. You may view the complete list of awards by facility by using the following link:
 Questions regarding the award payments may be submitted to

2018-2019 Freestanding Skilled Nursing Facility Level B (FS/NF-B) and Freestanding Subacute Nursing Facility Level B (FSSA/NF-B) Rates

Update - February 13, 2019

2018-19 rates for FS/NF-Bs and FSSA/NF-Bs have been calculated (see links below). Please refer to the LTC Rates Schedule, for when rates are expected to be installed and when to begin billing the 2018-19 rates applicable to your facility. You may send questions to

2018-2019 Freestanding Pediatric Subacute Rates

Update - November 19, 2018

Freestanding Pediatric Subacute rates have been established for the 2018-2019 rate year. Rates can be found at: 2018-2019 Freestanding Pediatric Subacute Rates

If you have questions, please email us at

Helpful Links

Quality and Accountability Payment Program

FSSA/NF-B Reimb Rates, Effective August 1, 2017
Prior Years Rates
Corrected FSSA/NF-B Reimb Rates, Effective August 1, 2013
DP/PSA and FS/PSA Reimb Rates and Policy
IMD Reimb Rates, Effective July 1, 2016.17 Rate Year
Last modified on: 5/21/2019 2:48 PM