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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