Partial Hospitalization Services

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Definition - What does Partial Hospitalization Services mean?

Partial hospitalization services are legally approved health treatments for people with mental health issues or substance abuse problems that do not require them to stay in a facility for 24 hours or more.

Insuranceopedia explains Partial Hospitalization Services

Congress has approved partial hospitalization services as a Medicare program in 1988. These services act as a bridge between outpatient and inpatient treatments.

Patients can avail themselves of these partial services during the day or night but their stay in the hospital cannot exceed 26 hours. A doctor familiar with the patient's medical history will determine the lengthy of the stay.


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