U.S. Congress. (n.d.). Section 1812. (Accessed 1/16/2020.) Social Security Administration.
This section of the Social Security Act discusses coverage of skilled nursing facility (SNF) and hospice care for beneficiaries. Following the 2017 hurricanes, waivers of Section 1812 (f) were issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which allowed Medicare to pay for SNF services without a 3-day qualifying stay at an inpatient hospital, and cover SNF care without requiring a break in the spell of illness for affected individuals who had already used up their SNF days.