Admission Criteria for Inpatient Rehabilitation
Thu, 07/11/2013 - 2:06pm | Pat Welsh
Inpatient rehabilitation is the highest, most intense level of post-acute care for rehabilitation. But when is a stay in an acute rehabilitation hospital the appropriate level of care? Who decides?
Often, it is the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) or other private insurance companies that dictate the level of care. They provide admission criteria for inpatient rehabilitation facilities, like Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, to follow.
Under CMS guidelines, inpatient admission to a rehabilitation hospital must be “reasonable and necessary.” The potential patient must:
According to Medicare policy, admission to an inpatient rehabilitation hospital is appropriate for patients who have complex nursing, medical management and rehabilitation needs. These patients can benefit the most from:
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