Hospital Transfers to LTCFs and SNFs

April 14, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued supplemental information for transferring or discharging residents between skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and/or long-term care facilities (LTCFs) based on COVID-19 status (i.e., positive, negative, unknown/under observation). The document also has graphics to help explain the guidance.

IHA encourages organizations that are still experiencing patient transferring difficulties to LTCFs to provide those organizations with the Illinois Dept. of Public Health’s guidance—Transfer of Patients from Hospital Settings to Skilled and Intermediate Long-term Care Facilities. If LTCFs are still refusing transfers after providing them with the guidance, please contact IHA.