Don’t Skip a Beat When Dealing With Skip Days

By Emily Royalty-Bachelor, Staff Writer - July 11, 2017

There can be quite a bit of confusion around Medicare skip days. What exactly constitutes a skip day? How does it affect your Medicare billable days? How does it affect scheduled and unscheduled assessments, assessment reference date (ARD) windows, and observation periods? What happens if you don’t track it correctly?


Not to worry. We’re here to help with this complete guide to skip days—what exactly they are, how to adjust for them, and how to plan your assessments when your resident has one. So without skipping a beat, let’s get started.