Inpatient

Inpatient means a patient who has been admitted to a medical institution as an inpatient on recommendation of a physician or dentist and who -
(1) Receives room, board and professional services in the institution for a 24 hour period or longer, or
(2) Is expected by the institution to receive room, board and professional services in the institution for a 24 hour period or longer even though it later develops that the patient dies, is discharged or is transferred to another facility and does not actually stay in the institution for 24 hours.

Source

42 CFR § 440.2


Scoping language

None
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