42 CFR 424.15 - Requirements for inpatient CAH services.

§ 424.15 Requirements for inpatient CAH services.

(a) Medicare Part A pays for inpatient CAH services only if a physician certifies that the individual may reasonably be expected to be discharged or transferred to a hospital within 96 hours after admission to the CAH, and that the services are provided in accordance with § 412.3 of this chapter.

(b) Certification begins with the order for inpatient admission. All certification requirements must be completed, signed, and documented in the medical record no later than 1 day before the date on which the claim for payment for the inpatient CAH service is submitted.

[ 78 FR 50970, Aug. 19, 2013, as amended at 79 FR 50359, Aug. 22, 2014]

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