Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
A SNF is an institution or a distinct part of an institution, such as a skilled nursing home or rehabilitation center, which is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons, and meets the requirements for participation in the Medicare program. For Medicare purposes, the term SNF does not include any institution which is primarily for the care and treatment of mental diseases. While not SNFs per se, hospital Swingbed units are subject to the same coverage criteria as SNFs and utilize SNF benefit days.
SNFs are reimbursed through the SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS), which is based on Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs).
Access the below SNF related information from this page.
- Minimum Data Set (MDS) Calendar-For ARD on/after 10/1/11 [Excel]
- SNF and Swingbed Billing Chart
- SNF Certification and Recertification for Medical Review
- SNF Resource Utilization Groups Adjustment
- Skilled Therapy Services in the SNF PPS Setting
- CMS FFS SNFABN and SNF Denial Letters
- CMS Internet Only Manual (IOM), Publication 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 8, Sections 20, 30, 50, 70
- CMS IOM, Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 1, Sections 50.2, 50.2.3, 60
- CMS IOM, Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 6, Sections 10-40, 90, 100, 110
- CMS IOM, Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 7, Sections 10, 20, 40, 50, 80, 90
- CMS Jimmo Settlement
- CMS Skilled Nursing Facility PPS
- CMS SNF PPS Consolidated Billing
Last Updated Mar 06, 2018
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