For the Week of October 27, 2014
Does Medicare cover RT delivered to SNF patients?
The services of respiratory therapists are covered under Part A when provided under arrangements made directly between the skilled nursing facility (SNF) and any qualified respiratory therapist, regardless of whether the therapist is employed by the SNF’s transfer agreement hospital. This information can be found in the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 8, section 50.8.2, at http://cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/Downloads/bp102c08.pdf.
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