CMS Issues Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-Day Waiver Guidance for MSSP ACOs

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  • June 13, 2016

In a document released earlier this month, CMS provided guidance concerning the eligibility and requirements for MSSP Track 3 ACOs wishing to waive the requirement that a beneficiary spend at least three days as an inpatient prior to being discharged to a skilled nursing facility (SNF).  The purpose of the waiver is to allow ACOs flexibility in deciding the most high-quality, cost-effective manner to provide post-acute services.