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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Services Handbook : 5 Ambulatory Surgical Center and Hospital Ambulatory Surgical Center : 5.2 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization : 5.2.4 Planned Admission for Day Surgery

5.2.4
Inpatients may occasionally require a surgery that has been designated as an outpatient procedure. The physician must document the need for this surgery as an inpatient procedure before the procedure is performed. These claims are subject to retrospective review.

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