Inpatient Rehabilitation

Surgery: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Admission after Single Joint Replacement


The LCD denies patients admission to rehabilitation hospitals and hospital-based rehabilitation units based upon their diagnosis alone, rather than an individualized assessment of their condition by a physician and a team of rehabilitation professionals.


Draft rescinded

Our Position: Oppose

Such an LCD, if published in final form, would violate the federal regulations and Medicare policies that determine who gets access to this important setting of intensive rehabilitation inpatient care.