CMS Issues Transmittal to Clarify Use of Assistants in SNF Related to Jimmo vs Sebelius [01-22-14]

Filed under: Industry Updates — Editor @ 3:14 pm

cmslog4colOn Thursday, January 16th during the SNF Open Door Forum call, CMS clarified the proper usage of assistants for providing therapy to SNF patients for maintenance related situations based on the Jimmo vs Sebelius case outcome. Skilled nursing facilities may be reimbursed for maintenance therapy services performed by assistants, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services clarified in a recent Medicare Benefit Policy manual revision. Click  here to access the transmittal.

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