Medicare-Related COVID-19 Changes - Medicare Part A

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)

The 3-day inpatient hospital stay requirement for Part A SNF coverage has been waived; regardless of whether the care the beneficiary requires has a direct relationship to COVID-19.

SNF benefits for residents who have exhausted Part A benefits are extended for another 100 days if there is any arguable nexus to the Public Health Emergency. (The 100 day coverage limit is waived.) – CMS rules conflict, however, regarding whether the waiver must be related to COVID-19.

For more information, here is the website:

Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Residents of a Long-Term Care Skilled Nursing Facility — King County, Washington, March 2020

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