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Position Paper: Determining the Medical Necessity for Acute Inpatient Care

When admitting a patient to the hospital, the attending physician must determine the medical necessity for an acute inpatient admission vs. observation level of care. These levels of care often have very similar medical interventions but very different financial implications for both the patient and the facility. This whitepaper on inpatient and observation care goes into more depth on the considerations for both payers and providers when assessing medical necessity.

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