What are the ARD, completion, and transmission requirements for the IPA?
The ARD may be set for any day of the SF PPS stay, beyond the ARD of the 5-day assessment. The IPA must be completed within 14 days after the ARD (ARD+14 days). The IPA must be submitted and accepted within 14 days after completion (completion+14days). It’s also important to note that the IPA authorizes payment for the remainder of the PPS stay, beginning on the ARD.
Blog by Jessica Cairns, RN, RAC-CT, CMAC, Proactive Medical Review
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