Rule of Application 24 – Preoperative Care reads:
Preoperative Care of normal duration after admission to hospital for Elective surgery is included in the benefits listed for the surgical service. Where medical complications/conditions result in unduly long preoperative stay, claims for daily visits up to the time of surgery may be made by Special Report which must describe the complication, condition and treatment required to justify the delay in the surgery.
As stated above, you are not eligible to claim preoperative care that is of normal duration after admission for Elective Surgery.
Tariff 8520 Hospital Care-per day may be claimed:
Unduly long has not been defined by the parties and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
For further information you are encouraged to review Hospital Care – Tariff 8520
Updated: May 2013