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Health Coverage and County Jails: Inpatient Exception

The implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is bringing about many changes to health care in the United States and counties and jails are revisiting their Medicaid enrollment and billing practices for detainees and inmates. This brief features information about the 24-hour inpatient exception, which allows jails to bill Medicaid when an eligible detainee or inmate is taken to a hospital or other medical facility for more than 24 hours.

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