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Three-day rule reevaluated by CMS

CMS is considering waiving the three-day hospital stay rule, required before a patient can be referred to a SNF; however, the rule would only be waived if the SNF proved itself on the Nursing Home Compare five-star rating system.

However, some worry this might cause unfair disparities for beneficiaries, who might not then be able to go to a SNF of their choosing or preferred location.

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