Tag: Emergency transfers

Medicare improperly covered ambulance rides from hospitals to SNFs

The OIG reports that Medicare improperly paid $1.9 million to ambulance providers for transport from hospitals to SNFs from 2014 to 2016. As a result of this former study, the OIG released an updated report on September 11 regarding hospital-to-SNF transfer billing practices. The OIG audited 99 ambulance providers from 2015 to 2017 and found […]

Requirement clarification for resident transfer and discharge

In a S&C letter released by CMS on May 12, 2017, the agency outlined specific requirements for transfers and discharges. As part of revisions to requirements of participation last October, facilities must notify the resident and resident’s representative(s) of the transfer or discharge in writing, including the reason for the change, as well as send […]