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Title 42Chapter IVSubchapter BPart 409Subpart C → §409.21

Title 42: Public Health
Subpart C—Posthospital SNF Care

§409.21   Nursing care.

(a) Basic rule. Medicare pays for nursing care as posthospital SNF care when provided by or under the supervision of a registered professional nurse.

(b) Exception. Medicare does not pay for the services of a private duty nurse or attendant. An individual is not considered to be a private duty nurse or attendant if he or she is an SNF employee at the time the services are furnished.

[63 FR 26306, May 12, 1998]

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