• SNF Flexibility During COVID-19 Emergency


    SNF Flexibility During COVID-19 Emergency

    Two areas (PDF) have been waived by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) when a patient is utilizing Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) benefits.

    1. The 3-day hospitalization prior to admission to a SNF is not required for patients who are impacted by this emergency.

    2. If SNF benefits have been exhausted, but the patient needs continued therapy, benefits will be renewed without have to restart a new benefit period.

    Remember Medicare does not reimburse for drugs, technical component of tests, or post-cataract glasses.  If services are necessary during the public health emergency, confirm reimbursement with the SNF.

    Visit Coding for telehealth for more information.