Long-Term Care

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

MDS 3.0 Insider, August 29, 2014

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to MDS 3.0 Insider!

The OIG adverse events study estimated the national incidence of adverse and temporary harm events. It assessed what was preventable and identified contributing factors. It also estimated the costs associated with adverse events to the Medicare program. The study was conducted from 2008-2012, and included 653 Medicare beneficiaries. The beneficiaries were discharged from the hospital to a SNF, and had a SNF stay of 35 days or less. The study included a two-stage medical review.

 To continue reading, visit our blog MDSCentral.



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to MDS 3.0 Insider!

Most Popular