HI 00601.085 Discharge or Death on First Day of Entitlement or Participation

In the following special situations program payment is not made for accommodations on the day of discharge or death, but may be made under Part A for ancillary services provided on that day; (a) where a patient is admitted prior to the first day of his entitlement and is discharged from, or dies in, a participating hospital on the first day of his entitlement; and (b) where a patient in a noncovered stay in a nonparticipating hospital is discharged or dies on the first day the hospital becomes a participating hospital. For a late discharge on such a day, follow the rules in HI 00601.075 Although in these situations a day of utilization is not counted, a benefit period begins and any charges for covered services are applied against the deductible.


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HI 00601.085 - Discharge or Death on First Day of Entitlement or Participation - 09/15/1989
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:09/15/1989