Medicare Fundamentals Part 5: Skilled Nursing Requirements On-Demand Workshop
SNF staff have the ultimate responsibility of determining skilled Medicare Part A coverage at the time of the delivery of care. No outside entity reviews the records and makes this decision during a beneficiary’s stay. SNF staff must understand what the Medicare Administrative Contractor will be looking for in the documentation to support why those skilled services were provided. Following Medicare Fundamentals Part 5: Skilled Nursing Requirements, you will be able to recognize the requirements that qualify as skilled nursing care under Medicare Part A, as well as to recognize the difference between direct and indirect skilled nursing services.
Jennifer LaBay RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, CRC
Curriculum Development Specialist
Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, CRC, is a curriculum development specialist with AAPACN. She has been involved in the RAI process since 1997 and has been in the long-term care industry since 1991 serving in a variety of capacities including laundry aid, certified nursing assistant, charge nurse, nurse assessment coordinator, regional corporate clinical reimbursement specialist, and independent clinical reimbursement consultant. Jennifer has been a Master Teacher for AAPACN’s RAC-CT program since July 2011 and AAPACN's RAC-CTA advanced certification since 2019. She has been a Certified Risk Coder (CRC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) since 2020. Jennifer has considerable expertise in the MDS 3.0 and RAI process, the prospective payment system (PPS), and ICD-10 coding including the clinical and financial aspects. She has a knack for making her seminars an enjoyable learning experience and readily makes herself available to all attendees of her programs for any follow-up questions that may arise long after the seminar is complete.