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Ask the expert: Medicare Part A

Q: The resident is on their Part A benefit and is scheduled for dialysis 3 days a week. If the resident leaves the facility @ 11:00PM and comes back at 4:00AM, would each of these dialysis days be considered skip days, needing the MDS scheduled assessment and claims to be adjusted?

 

A:  Yes – unless you could schedule them to leave after midnight.