Per diem rate.
Per diem rate. The prospectively determined payment rate for each urban and rural area in each census region is comprised of the following:
(1) A routine operating component, which is divided into:
(i) A labor-related portion adjusted by the appropriate wage index; and
(ii) A nonlabor-related portion.
(2) A routine capital-related cost portion.
(3) For proprietary SNFs only, a portion that is based on the return on owner's equity related to routine cost, applicable only for services furnished before October 1, 1993.