Physician Visits Under Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System

Resolution and Position Statements
March 1, 1999

Resolution E99
Becomes Policy March 1999

AMDA resolves to encourage HCFA to support the following objectives under the PPS;

  1. physician visits should be based on medical necessity; and
  2. all physician visits required by federal or state laws or regulations should be considered medically necessary and be covered; and

RESOLVED, that AMDA supports the physician's involvement in the assessment process.