Long-Term Care

PPS Q&A

PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, September 1, 2008

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Editor’s note: “PPS Q&A” is written by Rena R. Shephard, MHA, RN, RAC-MT, C-NE, founding chair and executive editor of the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators and president of RRS Healthcare Consulting Services in San Diego.

Q: Can a skilled nursing facility (SNF) bill for the day that a Medicare Part A resident died or was discharged to his or her home? Where can I find documentation to support this?

A: Typically, a SNF cannot bill for the day of discharge from Medicare Part A. However, there is one exception: when the resident is admitted and discharged on the same day and the discharge was not to another Medicare-participating provider.

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