Tag: three-day rule

Trump declares COVID-19 a national emergency

President Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency on March 13, prompting healthcare providers to active their emergency plans. Trump also advised that healthcare professionals utilize telehealth when possible to limit in-person interactions. By declaring COVID-19 a national emergency, the Trump administration has removed constraints on SNFs by waiving: License requirements so that medical professionals can […]

AHCA/NCAL urges CMS to define “inpatient” for three-day rule

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) penned a letter to CMS administrator Seema Verma in response to a tweet she published earlier in August. The tweet addressed the three-day rule, stating that a SNF resident must first spend three days as a hospital inpatient to be eligible for Medicare […]

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 […]