Revenue Cycle

Revenue Cycle Institute issues clarification regarding three-day rule

Recovery Auditor Report, July 22, 2010

The Revenue Cycle Institute has become aware of published information that might be misleading or actually incorrect about the current status of the three-day rule. Please note that there is a new law, the Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010, that substantially changed the three-day rule requirements. For services after the date of enactment of that legislation (June 25, 2010), the diagnosis code of the patient no longer matters for the purpose of determining which outpatient services to bundle to the subsequent inpatient claim.

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