SNF 3-Day Rule: Bill Correctly

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

An Office of Inspector General report (February 2019) found that Medicare improperly paid for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) services when patients did not meet the 3-Day inpatient hospital stay requirement. Review the Skilled Nursing Facility 3-Day Rule Billing fact sheet to help you bill correctly.

Additional resources:

SNF Billing Reference educational tool   

Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 411.400   

Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 8   

Medicare Claims Billing Manual, Chapter 6    • Medicare Claims Billing Manual, Chapter 30