Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Danielle Sloane provided insight for an article detailing the review by Medicare contractors of large payments to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for therapy services. According to the article, Medicare contracts are using data recently released by Medicare on the frequency of payments to SNFs for ultra-high rehab and very-high rehab. As Danielle points out for the article, “[w]hile some SNFs might be outliers due to the type of patient population they serve, SNFs are likely targets for Medicare auditors and perhaps the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.”

The full article, “Medicare Contractors Investigating High Rehab Payments,” was published by Bloomberg BNA’s Health Law Resource Center on March 9, 2016, and is available online (subscription required).