Long-Term Care

Mixed messages in ?observation status? continues to hurt Medicare beneficiaries

MDS 3.0 Insider, August 21, 2014

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The use of “Observation Status” – treating certain hospitalized Medicare patients as outpatients when their care is indistinguishable from that of formally admitted inpatients – continues to garner considerable public and Congressional attention. It remains an unresolved problem that has serious financial consequences for Medicare patients and their families reports the Center for Medicare Advocacy.

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