.10 Treat and Release Definition
 
An MA applicant who is NOT ADMITTED to a hospital has eligibility determined using Treat and Release policy.
 
The hospital must be contacted when there is a question as to whether the applicant was admitted or treated and released.
 
NOTE Outpatient and ambulatory care indicate that the applicant is considered as treated and released.
 
When the applicant was ADMITTED to the hospital as an inpatient, see Hospitalized Applicant.