Will the FY 2023 SNF final rule change how CMS defines the COVID-19 population?


For the FY 2023 SNF final rule, CMS defines the COVID-19 population to include the following:  Stays that have the interim COVID-19 code B97.29 from January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020 or The new COVID-19 code U07.1 from April 1, 2020 onward recorded as a primary or secondary diagnosis on their SNF claims, MDS 5-day admission assessments, or MDS interim payment assessments


Jessica Cairns, RN, RAC-CT, CMAC
Clinical Consultant

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