In Billing
Jan 31st, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised its Skilled Nursing Facility Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (SNF ABN), last spring, and at the same time discontinued five Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Denial Letters. Here are the details, in case you missed them. An Updated Advanced Beneficiary Notice MLN Matters MM10567 Revised, effective April ...
In Coding
Oct 15th, 2015
What is the difference between a skilled nursing facility (SNF), place of (POS) code 31, and a nursing facility (NF), POS code 32. Per CPT®, POS code is 31 describes a facility that primarily provides inpatient skilled nursing care and related services to patients who require medical, nursing, or rehabilitation services, but does not provide ...
May 1st, 2010
By Kerin Draak, MS, WHNP-BC, CPC, CEMC, COBGC Providers of long-term care services must comply with several different regulating criteria, and it is the coder’s responsibility to understand applicable rules when coding these unique services. In recent years, there have been extensive changes in the Nursing Facility Services section of the CPT® manual. Although this ...