Medicare FFS Response to the PHE on COVID-19: SNF Wavier Updates

September 10, 2021
Policy Snapshot

CMS updated its MLN matters on Medicare FFS response to the public health emergency (PHE) to add more information about the SNF waivers.

Skilled nursing facilities: Read the reminder about qualifying hospital stays and benefit period waivers.

  • Emergency measures don’t waive or change any other existing coverage requirements
  • CMS is monitoring admissions under section 1812(f) that don’t meet level of care criteria and taking administrative action