Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
A new CMS analysis describes trends in use and outcomes associated with waiving the 3-day (two nights) stay requirement at an acute care hospital before discharge to a skilled nursing facility (SNF). The 3-day waiver for certain accountable care organizations (ACOs) allows providers to admit patients to certain SNFs directly from the community or after only one to two days in a hospital. The analysis finds shorter SNF lengths of stay and higher rates of discharge-to-home for waiver stays as well as lower or similar rates of adverse outcomes relative to non-waiver stays.
The analysis is a 3-page infographic with very interesting data.
The data includes:
- Trends in Use of the ACO SNF Waiver, 2014-2019
- Top 5 Conditions
- Discharge to Home or Home Health Care
- Rates of Adverse Outcomes for SNF Waiver Stays
- 30-day hospital stay
- 30-day ED visit
- 30-day death
- 30-day any adverse outcome