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Printed Date: 9/22/2015
Diagnostic or related non diagnostic item or service provided in a wholly owned or operated entity to a patient who is admitted as an inpatient within three days.
Guidelines and Instructions
Certain diagnostic services, furnished to Medicare beneficiaries during the three days preceding an inpatient admission are considered operating costs of inpatient hospital services and are included in payment made to the hospital under the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS).
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