skilled nursing facility

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\ ˌskild- How to pronounce skilled nursing facility (audio) \

Medical Definition of skilled nursing facility

: a health-care institution that meets federal criteria for Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement for nursing care including especially the supervision of the care of every patient by a physician, the employment full-time of at least one registered nurse, the maintenance of records concerning the care and condition of every patient, the availability of nursing care 24 hours a day, the presence of facilities for storing and dispensing drugs, the implementation of a utilization review plan, and overall financial planning including an annual operating budget and a 3-year capital expenditures program

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“Skilled nursing facility.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/skilled%20nursing%20facility. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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