Does anyone know where I can find the Medicare Regulations for Doctor visits in the nursing home? Things like how soon after admission the Doctor has to see patient, etc.
Jul 17, '07
medicare part a
40.2 - certification for extended care services
certifications must be obtained at the time of admission, or as soon thereafter as is reasonable and practicable. the routine admission procedure followed by a physician would not be sufficient certification of the necessity for post-hospital extended care services for purposes of the program.
483.40(c) frequency of physician visits