HI 00601.100 Institution's Status in Determining Reduction in Days

The status of a psychiatric hospital (or a distinct part of such a hospital) as of the individual's first day of entitlement is controlling in determining whether days spent there during the preceding 150 days are to be deducted. Thus, deductions would be made for days spent in a hospital (or distinct part) which was participating as of the individual's first day of entitlement even though it was not participating during all or part of the preceding 150 days. However, where an institution is not participating as of the individual's first day of entitlement, deductions would not be made for days spent in that institution during the preceding 150 days, even though the institution is later certified for participation as a psychiatric hospital.

Where a participating psychiatric hospital is a distinct part of an institution, deductions are made only for days spent in the wards, floors, wings, etc., included in the participating distinct part as of the individual's first day of entitlement, even though it was not participating during all or part of the preceding days. Deductions are not made for days spent in a part of the institution not included in the participating distinct part as of the individual's first day of entitlement; e.g., days spent in a custodial section of the institution or days spent in a general medical-surgical facility participating as a general hospital.


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HI 00601.100 - Institution's Status in Determining Reduction in Days - 09/15/1989
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:09/15/1989