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Pay-per-view: Determine when to charge inpatient supplies separately

APCs Insider, April 27, 2012

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Coders and billers may not completely understand how to charge for inpatient supplies. One misconception is that the room rate incorporates all supplies used for every inpatient. Another misconception is that payers will not separately pay for inpatient supplies.

Facilities often refer to the following criteria when determining whether to separately bill for supplies used for inpatients. Supplies used for inpatients must meet three criteria when billed separately.

Continue reading “Determine when to charge inpatient supplies separately”on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the April issue.

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