IMPACT OF THE 2015 MEDICARE OUTPATIENT REIMBURSEMENT CHANGES

| November 16, 2015

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Inpatient: Patient may be formally admitted to an inpatient bed when they meet severity of illness admission criteria, and treatment is expected to require a stay in the hospital lasting at least two midnights. Documentation: The physician’s expectation for an inpatient stay must be based on medical factors and physician judgment including: Patient history and co-morbidities. Severity of signs and symptoms. Current medical needs of the beneficiary. Risk of an adverse event

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