More Debate On Medicare ‘Observation Stays’ Ahead

(By – ANDY MARSO , kcur.org)

A bill headed to President Barack Obama’s desk will require hospitals to notify Medicare patients if they were admitted or only kept under observation. But advocates for hospitals and nursing homes say there’s more work to be done on Medicare regulations that tie patients’ hospitalization status to reimbursements for skilled nursing care afterward. Read more…

 

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