§ 412.44 Medical review requirements: Admissions and quality review.
Beginning on November 15, 1984, a hospital must have an agreement with a QIO to have the QIO review, on an ongoing basis, the following:
(a) The medical necessity, reasonableness and appropriateness of hospital admissions and discharges.
(b) The medical necessity, reasonableness and appropriateness of inpatient hospital care for which additional payment is sought under the outlier provisions of §§ 412.82 and 412.84 of this chapter.
(c) The validity of the hospital's diagnostic and procedural information.
(d) The completeness, adequacy, and quality of the services furnished in the hospital.
(e) Other medical or other practices with respect to beneficiaries or billing for services furnished to beneficiaries.