Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH)
Medicare Part A covers care in a long-term care hospital (LTCH). They are certified as acute care hospitals, but focus on patients who, on average, stay more than 25 days. Many of the patients in LTCHs are transferred there from an intensive or critical care unit. LTCHs specialize in treating patients who may have more than one serious condition, but who may improve with time and care, and return home.
- CMS Elements of LTCHPPS
- CMS Internet Only Manual (IOM), Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 3, Section 150
- CMS LTC-DRG Files
- CMS LTCH Transmittals
- CMS LTCHPPS Regulations and Notices
Last Updated Apr 10, 2018
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