On June 15, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released its June 2016 Medicare and the Health Delivery System report to Congress. The report notes that the three-day stay required for Skilled Nursing Center service eligibility is an important protection to prevent inappropriate admissions. However, the Commission includes that in 2015, it recommended that up to two observation days might be counted towards the three-day stay.
For more information about observation stays and the three-day stay requirement, please visit the AHCA/NCAL website. An AHCA summary of the MedPAC session is available here.
If you have questions, suggestions, or concerns on the June MedPAC report, please contact AHCA’s Mike Cheek.