How long does the physician have to see new admissions?
Per guidance at §483.30(c) (F712) “In a SNF, the first physician visit (this includes the initial comprehensive visit) must be conducted within the first 30 days after admission, and then at 30 day intervals up until 90 days after the admission date. After the first 90 days, visits must be conducted at least once every 60 days thereafter…” After the initial physician visit in SNFs, where States allow their use, an NPP may make every other required visit.
Amie Martin, OTR/L, CHC, RAC-CT, MJ
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