MLN Matters SE20011 was revised on 11/9/2020 to clarify the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Benefit Period Waiver.
Statements worthy of reviewing regarding the Benefit Period Waiver:
1. Providers may utilize the additional 100 SNF days at any time within the SAME SPELL OF ILLNESS.
2. Ongoing skilled care in the SNF that is unrelated to the PHE does NOT qualify for the Benefit Period Waiver.
Blog by Kyle Fritsch, Billing Manager