If an LTAC patient needs surgery at a hospital how does the hospital get paid fo

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    dlcdeannaposted 7 years ago

    If an LTAC patient needs surgery at a hospital how does the hospital get paid for their services

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    Dr Ken Romeoposted 7 years ago

    If you define LTAC as Long Term Acute Care, then the hospital will be reimbursed by the patient's primary and secondary (if any) insurance company. If the patient has VA benefits, then they will need to be admitted into the VA system. If the patient is on Medicaid, then Medicaid should reimburse the treating hospital under their specific rate reimbursement programs.
    Of course, all of this might change under ObamaCare. And probably for the worse......

 
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