Physician Certification and Recertification of Residents in SNF

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare®

On October 5, 2018, CMS published Transmittal 832. This transmittal is also known as Change Request 10921 and is a modification to Chapter 6, Section 6.3 (Medical Review of Certification and Recertification of Residents in SNFs) of the Medicare Program Integrity Manual (Publication 100-08).

“The purpose of this Change Request (CR) is to modify language in Chapter 6, Section 6.3 of Pub 100-08, to ensure consistency with the regulations based on changes finalized in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS)/Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Final Rule.”

The Effective and Implementation Date of this transmittal is November 6, 2018.

Here is that new language (in red):