Room and board question
A patient is seen in the ED at 7 pm on June 10th. The patient is determined to need inpatient admission. The ED doc calls the hospitalist who sees the patient at 10 pm, writes orders including "admit as inpatient." The patient is transported to their room at 2 am on June 11th.
The patient therefore was receiving inpatient care under the direction of a doctor with inpatient privileges but in the ED on June 10th.
On the claim the admission date would be June 10th but can a room and board charge be applied for June 10th?