Ask Proactive – After completing the PPS 5-day assessment, a Medicare resident developed symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 later in their stay. The resident was subsequently moved to the COVID (RED) unit in single room isolation. Should I complete an IPA?

Q: After completing the PPS 5-day assessment, a Medicare resident developed symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 later in their stay. The resident was subsequently moved to the COVID (RED) unit in single room isolation. Should I complete an IPA?   A: Once...

Ask Proactive – We have a patient nearing the end of their 100 Part A days, but now he is COVID+. Will we need to have 1 non-skilled day in order to elect the benefit period waiver?

Q: We have a patient nearing the end of their 100 Part A days, but now he is COVID+. Will we need to have 1 non-skilled day in order to elect the benefit period waiver?   A: In November, CMS released an update to the MLN Matters Number (SE20011 Revised) for...