Clarification Provided by CMS regarding Physician Delegation of Tasks in SNFs/NFs

Please note that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided addition information on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 regarding the physician delegation of tasks letter posted on March 8, 2013. The MLN Matters Bulletin SE1308 provides clarification to the following areas:

  • Physician Required and other Medically Necessary Visits during a SNF Stay
  • Certifications/ Re-certifications in SNFs
  • Performance of Physician Tasks in NFs
  • When NPS, Pas and CNSs must collaborate with a physician
  • Dually-Certified Facilities (SNFs/NFs)

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