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20% Of Medicare Emergency Department Claims For SNF Residents Indicate Potential Abuse Or Neglect

News | August 19, 2019

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About 20% of high-risk hospital emergency department Medicare claims for services provided in 2016 to beneficiaries residing in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) indicated potential abuse or neglect. SNFs reported an estimated 16% of the incidents of potential abuse or neglect that led to a hospital emergency department visit. During calendar year 2016, there were…

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