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Pub. 100-04 Medicare Claims Processing Manual

Transmittal 299   Change Request 3444

Dated September 10, 2004

Subject: Use of Condition Code 44, “Inpatient Admission Changed to Outpatient”

SUMMARY OF CHANGES: This transmittal implements Chapter 1, Section 50.3, which describes when and how a hospital may change a patient’s status from inpatient to outpatient, and further describes the appropriate use of Condition Code 44 in Form Locator (FL) 24-30, or its electronic equivalent, on outpatient claims (Bill Type 13X, 85X).

NEW/REVISED MATERIAL –

EFFECTIVE DATE*: April 1, 2004

IMPLEMENTATION DATE: October 12, 2004

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