More inpatient rehabilitation occurs in a SNF than in an IRF today in the US. However, the physiatrist’s role is not well established in the SNF. Regulations do not currently mandate or guide the role of the rehabilitation physician in this level of care. Yet, physiatrists provide value in the management of rehabilitation patients in all levels of subacute care. This course will outline the opportunities and pitfalls of rehabilitation medicine within a SNF-based subacute environment.