Consequences of Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides in Kentucky in 2022
Department of Health and Human Services issued this letter regarding the 3-day inpatient hospital stay and additional 100-day benefit for SNF’s with consequences of severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides in Kentucky in 2022.
SNF care without a 3-day inpatient hospital stay will be covered for beneficiaries who experience dislocations or are otherwise affected by the emergency, such as those who are:
• Evacuated from a nursing home in the emergency area,
• Discharged from a hospital (in the emergency or receiving locations) in order to provide care to more seriously ill patients, or
• Need SNF care as a result of the emergency, regardless of whether that individual was in a hospital or nursing home prior to the emergency.
Also, a one-time renewal of 100-day benefit is available. This is only available for beneficiaries who have been delayed or prevented by the emergency itself from commencing or completing the process of ending their current benefit period and renewing their SNF benefits that would have otherwise occurred.