Skilled Level of Care - How is Skilled Level of Care abbreviated?
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A SNF must submit a benefits exhaust bill every month for those residents who continue to receive a skilled level of care
, and also when there is a change in the level of care.
CMS indicates that if a patient correctly scores into one of the upper 26 RUG categories (35 categories as of January 1, 2006), the care provided to that patient is assumed to meet the skilled level of care
definition from the date of admission until the five-day ARD.
Because hospital care is a skilled level of care
under Medicare Part A, an inpatient hospital stay interrupts the count toward the 60-day break in skilled level of care
The resident does not earn a new 100-day benefit period until he has a 60-day break in skilled level of care
and a subsequent 3-day qualifying hospital stay.