Case Management

Inpatient vs. observation: A primer

Case Management Monthly, October 1, 2011

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Case managers can help facilities guard against denials by understanding Medicare criteria for outpatient versus inpatient status, said Deborah K. Hale, CCS, CCDS, president of Administrative Consultant Service, LLC. Hale spoke at the July audio conference ­"Observation Services: Assign Proper Level of Care to Prevent ­Denials," presented by HCPro, Inc.

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