These are services you receive once you are officially admitted to a hospital or skilled nursing facility with a doctor’s order. The impatient stay starts the day that you’re formally admitted and ends the day before you’re discharged. Examples of inpatient services may include room and board, surgical/medical services, therapeutic services, etc. An impatient admission is appropriate, in general, when you need two or more overnights of medically necessary hospital care.
Following his severe auto accident, Harvey received several weeks of inpatient services.