The maker and keeper of the rules, CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services), just released a condensed version of the Medicare Part A and Part B coverage and billing rules for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF).

This is a great {short} reference tool to keep in your SNF therapy department, MDS Nurse office and billing office. Heck, make it part of your new employee required reading materials! Staff should have a working knowledge of this information anyway!

The information here is compiled from multiple Medicare Manuals and pulls out the key information to the most frequently asked questions. Save yourself time from endless online searching through the Medicare Internet Only Manuals (IOM).

Here is what you will find at your fingertips:

  • What constitutes skilled services in a SNF?
  • What are the coverage requirements?
  • Details about the 100 day benefit period
  • The SNF ABN and Denial Letter
  • Part A Payment
  • Part B Payment
  • Billing Requirements

Printing this and keeping it in your department will be a time-saver, for sure! Here is the link to the 19 page summary.

SNF Part A and B Summary and Billing Guide – Jan 2017

If you have any questions about the material once you read it, send it to our Just Ask Q&A Forum and we will connect with you to help you out!

In your corner,

Dolores and the Montero Therapy Team

New to the SNF / LTC setting? New to Rehab Management?  Understanding the Medicare Rules for Therapy and Nursing is key!
Learn at your own pace and on your own time with these 2 Medicare Courses:

Medicare Basics for the SNF Therapist

Medicare: How to Define Skilled Care for Therapy and Nursing in the SNF Setting

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