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Acute Care

Acute Care

Acute Care is medical care rendered in facility providing 24/7 care via an inpatient hospital setting or emergency department.  Hospitals are governed by many State and Federal regulatory requirements including state statutes and Administrative Code, Medicare Conditions of Participation, as well as accreditation requirements by The Joint Commission.  Health Information Management professionals are well informed of these requirements regarding coding/billing, documentation, information management, retention, etc.  The following are resources provided to assist in the understanding of Acute Care and the regulations governing the delivery of Acute Care Services.

American College of Physicians – Internal Medicine
American College of Surgeons
American Hospital Association
American Osteopathic Association Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program
CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospitals (42 CFR 482)
CMS Conditions of Participation for Patient Rights
CMS Critical Access Hospitals Center
CMS Interpretive Guidelines for Hospitals
CMS Interpretive Guidelines for Swing Bed Hospitals
Long-Term Care Hospitals Prospective Payment System
Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System
Medicare Program Manuals
Office of Inspector General Compliance Program Guidance
Physician Certification and Re-certification of Services
The Joint Commission Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Critical Access Hospitals
The Joint Commission Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals
Wisconsin Administrative Code – Hospitals
Wisconsin Pricepoint System