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Title 42Chapter IVSubchapter BPart 422Subpart G → §422.318


Title 42: Public Health
PART 422—MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM
Subpart G—Payments to Medicare Advantage Organizations


§422.318   Special rules for coverage that begins or ends during an inpatient hospital stay.

(a) Applicability. This section applies to inpatient services in a “subsection (d) hospital” as defined in section 1886(d)(1)(B) of the Act, a psychiatric hospital described in section 1886(d)(1)(B)(i) of the act, a rehabilitation hospital described in section 1886(d)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act, a distinct part rehabilitation unit described in the matter following clause (v) of section 1886(d)(1)(B) of the Act, or a long-term care hospital (described in section 1886(d)(1)(B)(iv)).

(b) Coverage that begins during an inpatient stay. If coverage under an MA plan offered by an MA organization begins while the beneficiary is an inpatient in one of the facilities described in paragraph (a) of this section—

(1) Payment for inpatient services until the date of the beneficiary's discharge is made by the previous MA organization or original Medicare, as appropriate;

(2) The MA organization offering the newly-elected MA plan is not responsible for the inpatient services until the date after the beneficiary's discharge; and

(3) The MA organization offering the newly-elected MA plan is paid the full amount otherwise payable under this subpart.

(c) Coverage that ends during an inpatient stay. If coverage under an MA plan offered by an MA organization ends while the beneficiary is an inpatient in one of the facilities described in paragraph (a) of this section—

(1) The MA organization is responsible for the inpatient services until the date of the beneficiary's discharge;

(2) Payment for those services during the remainder of the stay is not made by original Medicare or by any succeeding MA organization offering a newly-elected MA plan; and

(3) The MA organization that no longer provides coverage receives no payment for the beneficiary for the period after coverage ends.

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