Safety Net Assessment (SNA)

The Safety Net Assessment (SNA), which is a fee on non-Medicare resident days in nursing facilities, was set up by the Legislature in 2011. The Safety Net has two rates: a rate, currently $21.50; and a low rate, currently $1.00. Additionally, some facilities are exempt. The Safety Net Assessment is outlined in 388-96-910 WAC. The money raised by the Safety Net Assessment, along with matching federal funds, is used to maintain and enhance Medicaid nursing facility rates. The monthly Safety Net Assessment reports and any money owed must be postmarked by the 20th of the following month. If you have any questions about the Safety Net Assessment, please email SNAssessment@dshs.wa.gov, or contact Tiffany Hills, Nursing Home Rate Manager, at (360) 725-2472 or Tiffany.Hills@dshs.wa.gov.

Safety Net Assessment Reports

Past Rate Change Notices