Inpatient Admissions

Medicare should pay for skilled nursing services without a qualifying hospital stay, experts tell Senators

Medicare should pay for skilled nursing services without a qualifying hospital stay, experts tell Senators

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The time has come to eliminate hospital stay requirements for beneficiaries to qualify for Medicare coverage of skilled nursing services, experts told a Senate committee Wednesday.

Inpatient admissions plummet

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A new admissions policy has driven hospital inpatient stays to record low levels, according to Citigroup analysts.