Prior to the SNF Medicare Cost Report: Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Eligibility

To understand the SNF cost report, we have to understand SNF eligibility requirements.

What is the criteria for SNF eligibility? We find some help in 42 C.F.R. 409.31, which provides the following:

  1. Must be ordered by physician
  2. Require the skills of professional or technical staff
  3. The services must be for a condition arising out of the hospital stay
  4. The skilled services must be of the type that can be provided in a SNF on an inpatient basis

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