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 New payment models present opportunities for SNFs

New payment models present opportunities for SNFs

For skilled nursing facilities, the Medicare SNF 3-day rule can make it difficult to place the right patients in the right setting at the right time. The 3-day rule requires that a Medicare beneficiary spend three nights in a hospital as an inpatient — observation stays do not count — before becoming eligible for Medicare-covered SNF care. This rule creates a challenge for SNFs as hospital lengths of stay decline for many of the conditions that SNFs treat.

Ask the payment expert ... about Medicare technical requirements

Ask the payment expert ... about Medicare technical requirements

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Analysis examines causes of nursing home admissions among residents without dementia

An examination of the Leipzig Longitudinal Study of the Aged examines predictors of nursing home admissions among seniors without a dementia diagnosis. It is one of the first analyses that don't consider dementia.

Federal regulators taking a closer look at hospitals' admitting practices

Federal regulators taking a closer look at hospitals' admitting practices

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has notified hospitals that they are being closely watched over concerns about how they have decided whether to admit certain individuals or refer them elsewhere.

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