preadmission certification


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preadmission certification

Authorization granted to the patient for hospital admission after a review of the patient's proposed need for inpatient services. In some settings, if certain set criteria are not met, then the admission is not allowed.
See also: certification
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States rate preadmission testing, preadmission certification, and lock-in as the most effective cost-containment methods.
preadmission certification should result in the conversion of hospital admissions to outpatient treatment, as witnessed by Winn-Dixie.
For example, nearly one-half of the large firms had a preadmission certification program, whereas only 29 percent of small firms did.