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Medicare Changes to the 3-Day Window Rule

Posted on August 10, 2011 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

As stated in the Health Law News article, for certain types of non-IPPS hospitals the statutory payment window is only one (1) day preceding the patient’s admission.  To clarify, those non-IPPS hospitals are psychiatric hospitals and units, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units, long-term care hospitals, children’s hospitals and cancer hospitals.  Critical access hospitals are not subject to the 3-Day/1-Day Window Rule when billing for outpatient preadmission services.

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