Drugs and biologicals for use in the facility which are ordinarily furnished by the
facility for the care and treatment of inpatients are covered. Such drugs and biologicals
are not limited to those routinely stocked by the SNF but include those obtained for
the patient from an outside source, such as a pharmacy in the community. When a facility
secures drugs and biologicals from an outside source, the facility must assume financial
responsibility for the necessary drugs and biologicals, i.e., the supplier looks to
the facility, not the patient, for payment.
The drug or biological must be either included, or approved for inclusion, in the
U.S. Pharmacopoeia, the National Formulary, or the U.S. Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia;
or, except for those unfavorably evaluated, in AMA Drug Evaluations (the successor
publication to New Drugs) or Accepted Dental Therapeutics (the successor publication
to Accepted Dental Remedies).