The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services needs to improve the accessibility and reliability of expenditure data collected from skilled nursing facilities, according to the Government Accountability Office.

While SNFs are required to self-report their expenditures in annual financial cost reports and CMS posts the raw data on its website, GAO contends that the agency has not provided the data in a readily accessible format and has not posted the data in a place that is easy to find on its website.

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