Eligibility

 
  • Medicare requires a three-day qualifying stay in a hospital. 
  • A physician must certify skilled care is needed on admission, by day 14, and every 30 days thereafter. 
  • An individual must be treated for a condition that was during the qualifying hospital stay, or one that arose while in the SNF.
  • Must meet Medicare guidelines for admission; the services must be deemed reasonable, necessary, and can only be provided on an in-patient basis.
  • Referrals may be made for skilled care by anyone; however, the patient must meet the eligibility requirements.

Purpose 
Services Offered