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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.

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Last Updated Jun 16, 2017

The below are topic specific articles which have been published to "Latest Updates" and sent out in Noridian emails within the past two years. Exclusions to this include time sensitive related announcements such as: Noridian and CMS educational events, Ask-the-Contractor Teleconferences and claims processing downtime.

IPPS and LTCH PPS Changes for 2017 CR9723   Oct 31, 2016