Inpatient hospital services are those items and services provided under the direction of a physician and furnished to a patient who is admitted to a general acute care medical facility for institutional and professional services on a continuous basis that is expected to last for a period greater than 24 hours. An admission occurs when the severity of illness/intensity of services criteria set forth by the review contractor. Among other services, inpatient hospital services encompass a full range of necessary diagnostic, therapeutic care including surgical, medical, general nursing, radiological and rehabilitative services in emergency or non-emergency conditions. Additional hospital services would include room and board, miscellaneous hospital services, medical supplies and equipment.
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