Consecutive Medicare stays involving inpatient and skilled nursing facilities

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Consecutive Medicare stays involving inpatient and skilled nursing facilities

In this OIG report, medical review of consecutive stay sequences revealed instances of problems with quality of patient care and fragmentation of health care services across multiple stays. Physician reviewers’ examination of medical records for consecutive stays sequences enabled the reviewers to analyze and identify the broader impacts of quality-of-care problems and fragmentation of services beyond the level of an individual inpatient stay.

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