Medicare 3-Day Waiver

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-Day Waiver removes the requirement for a 3-day inpatient hospital stay prior to a Medicare-covered, post-hospital, extended-care service for eligible beneficiaries. This means, under certain circumstances, you can avoid a hospital stay prior to being admitted to an eligible Skilled Nursing Facility.

When eligible, your provider will complete a communication plan and submit the Skilled Nursing Facility 3-day waiver.

The Skilled Nursing Facility must be rated by CMS as 3 stars or higher.