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Inpatient vs. Outpatient: CMS releases new pamphlet

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The issue of whether a Medicare patient is considered an inpatient or outpatient has been a hot topic among both patients and providers for some time. In response to this issue, CMS recently developed, along with their office of external affairs, a pamphlet intended to give detailed descriptions of the criteria used to determine whether someone is an inpatient or outpatient. It also includes a chart that details some common situations and how Medicare will pay accordingly.

View the CMS patient status pamphlet here.

Categories : Medicare compliance

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