Solving the riddle of inpatient rehabilitation coverage.


Ruling 85-2 sets forth eight criteria that, if satisfied, conclusively establish that an inpatient hospital rehabilitation stay is medically necessary: Close medical supervision by a physician with specialized training or experience in rehabilitation. Twenty-four hour rehabilitation nursing. Relatively intense level of rehabilitation services. Multidisciplinary team approach to delivery of program. Coordinated program of care. Significant practical improvement. Realistic goals. Length of rehabilitation program.

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@article{Connelly2007SolvingTR, title={Solving the riddle of inpatient rehabilitation coverage.}, author={Ronald S Connelly and Peter W Thomas}, journal={Healthcare financial management : journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association}, year={2007}, volume={61 3}, pages={98-100, 102, 104} }