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Updated Medicare Benefit Policy Manual

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Wed, Feb 26, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised Chapter 8 ”Coverage of Extended Care (SNF) Services Under Hospital Insurance” with implementation on January 7, 2014. This manual is the Medicare authoritative publication for making skilled coverage decisions and ensuring documentation supports the care provided. This source document is utilized by Medicare reviewers in detailing why a claim for skilled rehabilitation or nursing services is denied.

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Topics: Medicare, Medicare Length of Stay, Medicare Benefits

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