Observation and Assessment: Learn the Ropes of This Underused Skilled Service

By Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer - April 06, 2021

Observation and assessment of a resident’s condition is a skilled service under Medicare Part A that many nurse assessment coordinators (NACs) and Medicare case managers hesitate to use because it’s not a direct skilled nursing or skilled rehabilitation service. That, and applying CMS's definition of observation and assessment to real-world skilling scenarios can be confusing.

 

In this article, read about steps NAC can take to make the process smoother.