On March 10, 2010 NCCCNHR, The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, along with the Center for Medicare Advocacy hosted a web seminar on overcoming barriers to skilled nursing care, presented by Center Senior Policy Attorney Toby S. Edelman.
Recorded copies are still available!
Medicare pays for more residents in nursing homes than ever before, and advocates working with residents need to know how the Medicare program operates, as well as the barriers that exist to the coverage authorized by federal law. This webinar provides an explanation of basic principles of Medicare coverage for care in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and addresses two significant barriers that result in many Medicare beneficiaries not receiving Medicare coverage in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) – the myth that Medicare will pay for care only if a resident is "improving" and "observation" services.
To order your copy of "Overcoming Barriers to Medicare Coverage of Skilled Nursing Facility Care" for only $15.00,
Call NCCNHR at 202332-2275 or
Supplemental Powerpoint: Overcoming Barriers to Medicare Coverage of Skilled Nursing Facility Care
Memo: Medicare pays the first five days of a stay in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) for a Medicare beneficiary who is correctly assigned to one of the upper 35 (of 53 total) Resource Utilization Groups (RUG) categories