Digging in deeper: MedPAC report’s SNF findings

On March 15, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) issued its annual report to Congress. In the report, MedPAC addresses the SNF PPS in Chapter 8. MedPAC states that most indicators of payment adequacy for SNFs are positive. Here are some findings published in the report: Access to SNF services remains stable for most beneficiaries. […]

Ask the expert: Quarterly assessment

Q: I have a patient who went to the hospital on January 2, 2013. Her quarterly assessment reference date (ARD) had been scheduled on January 10, 2013 with her 90th day being January 20, 2013. She returned to our facility on January 19, 2013 missing her ARD date of January 10. Will it be a […]