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Title 42Chapter IVSubchapter HPart 510Subpart C → §510.210

Title 42: Public Health
Subpart C—Scope of Episodes

§510.210   Determination of the episode.

(a) General. The episode begins with the admission of a Medicare beneficiary described in §510.205 to a participant hospital for an anchor hospitalization and ends on the 90th day after the date of discharge, with the day of discharge itself being counted as the first day in the 90-day post-discharge period.

(b) Cancellation of an episode. The episode is canceled and is not included in the determination of NPRA as specified in §510.305 if any of the following occur:

(1) The beneficiary does any of the following during the episode:

(i) Ceases to meet any criterion listed in §510.205.

(ii) Is readmitted to any participant hospital for another anchor hospitalization.

(iii) Initiates an LEJR episode under BPCI.

(iv) Dies.

(2) For performance year 3, the participant hospital did not submit a participation election letter that was accepted by CMS to continue participation in the model.

[80 FR 73540, Nov. 24, 2015, as amended at 82 FR 57104, Dec. 1, 2017]

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