42 CFR 412.532 - Special payment provisions for patients who are transferred to onsite providers and readmitted to a long-term care hospital.

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§ 412.532 Special payment provisions for patients who are transferred to onsite providers and readmitted to a long-term care hospital.
(a) The policies set forth in this section apply in the following situations:
(1) A long-term care hospital (including a satellite facility) that is co-located within an onsite acute care hospital, an onsite IRF, or an onsite psychiatric facility or unit that meets the definition of a hospital-within-a-hospital under § 412.22(e).
(2) A satellite facility, as defined in § 412.22(h), that is co-located with the long-term care hospital.
(3) A SNF, as defined in section 1819(a) of the Act, that is co-located with the long-term care hospital.
(b) As used in this section, “co-located” or “onsite” facility means a hospital, satellite facility, unit, or SNF that occupies space in a building also used by another hospital or unit or in one or more buildings on the same campus, as defined in § 413.65(a)(2) of this subchapter, as buildings used by another hospital or unit.
(c) If, during a cost reporting period, a long-term care hospital (including a satellite facility) discharges patients to an acute care hospital co-located with the long-term care hospital, as described in paragraph (a) of this section, and subsequently directly readmits more than 5 percent (that is, in excess of 5.0 percent) of the total number of its Medicare inpatients discharged from that acute care hospital, all such discharges to the co-located acute care hospital and the readmissions to the long-term care hospital will be treated as one discharge for that cost reporting period and one LTC-DRG payment will be made on the basis of each patient's initial principal diagnosis.
(d) If, during a cost reporting period, a long-term care hospital (including a satellite facility) discharges patients to an onsite IRF, an onsite psychiatric hospital or unit, or an onsite SNF, as described in paragraph (a) of this section, and subsequently directly readmits more than 5 percent (that is, in excess of 5.0 percent) of the total number of its Medicare inpatients discharged from the onsite IRF, the onsite psychiatric hospital or unit, or the onsite SNF, all such discharges to any of these providers and the readmissions to the LTCH will be treated as one discharge for that cost reporting period and one LTC-DRG payment will be made on the basis of the patient's initial principal diagnosis.
(e) For purposes of calculating the payment per discharge, payment for the entire stay at the long-term care hospital will be paid as a full LTC-DRG payment under § 412.523 or a short-stay outlier under § 412.529, depending on the duration of the entire stay.
(f) If the long-term care hospital does not meet the 5-percent thresholds specified under paragraph (c) or (d) of this section for discharges to the specified onsite providers and readmissions to the long-term care hospital during a cost reporting period, payment under the long-term care prospective payment system will be made, where applicable, under the policies on a 3-day or less interruption of a stay and a greater than 3-day interruption of a stay as specified in § 412.531.
(g) Payment to the onsite acute care hospital, the onsite IRF, the onsite psychiatric hospital or unit, and the onsite SNF for a beneficiary's stay in the specified onsite providers is subject to the applicable payment policies, including outliers and transfers, under the acute care hospital inpatient prospective payment system, the IRF prospective payment system, the SNF prospective payment system, or the excluded psychiatric hospital or unit cost-based reimbursement payment system, as appropriate.
(h) In determining whether a patient has previously been discharged and then admitted, all prior discharges are considered, even if the discharge occurs late in one cost reporting period and the readmission occurs late in next cost reporting period.
(i)
(1) A long-term care hospital or a satellite of a long-term care hospital that meets the criteria of § 412.22(e)(1) or (e)(2) or § 412.22(h)(1) through (h)(4) that occupies space in a building used by another hospital or in one or more entire buildings located on the same campus as buildings used by another hospital and must notify its fiscal intermediary and CMS in writing of its co-location and identify by name(s), address(es), and Medicare provider number(s) the onsite acute care hospital, onsite IRF, or onsite psychiatric facility or unit with which it is co-located.
(2) A long term care hospital or satellite of a long term care hospital that occupies space in a building used by a SNF or in one or more entire buildings located on the same campus as buildings used by a SNF must notify its fiscal intermediary and CMS in writing of its co-located status and identify by name, address and Medicare provider number the SNF with which it is co-located.
[67 FR 56049, Aug. 30, 2002, as amended at 69 FR 25721, May 7, 2004; 70 FR 24222, May 6, 2005; 71 FR 48141, Aug. 18, 2006]

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  • 2014-08-22; vol. 79 # 163 - Friday, August 22, 2014
    1. 79 FR 49854 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2015 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Reasonable Compensation Equivalents for Physician Services in Excluded Hospitals and Certain Teaching Hospitals; Provider Administrative Appeals and Judicial Review; Enforcement Provisions for Organ Transplant Centers; and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program
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      Final rule.
      Effective Date: These final rules are effective on October 1, 2014. Applicability Dates: The amendments to 42 CFR 405.1811 and 405.1835 are applicable to appeals based on untimely contractor determinations that are pending or were filed on or after August 21, 2008, subject to the rules of administrative finality and reopening at 42 CFR 405.1807 and 405.1885. The provisions discussed in section IV.I.4.c. of the preamble of this final rule are applicable on or after July 1, 2015; and the provisions discussed in section IV.I.5.a. of the preamble of this final rule are applicable on or after January 1, 2015.
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Title 42 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 42 CFR 412 after this date.

  • 2014-08-22; vol. 79 # 163 - Friday, August 22, 2014
    1. 79 FR 49854 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2015 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Reasonable Compensation Equivalents for Physician Services in Excluded Hospitals and Certain Teaching Hospitals; Provider Administrative Appeals and Judicial Review; Enforcement Provisions for Organ Transplant Centers; and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: These final rules are effective on October 1, 2014. Applicability Dates: The amendments to 42 CFR 405.1811 and 405.1835 are applicable to appeals based on untimely contractor determinations that are pending or were filed on or after August 21, 2008, subject to the rules of administrative finality and reopening at 42 CFR 405.1807 and 405.1885. The provisions discussed in section IV.I.4.c. of the preamble of this final rule are applicable on or after July 1, 2015; and the provisions discussed in section IV.I.5.a. of the preamble of this final rule are applicable on or after January 1, 2015.
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