Medicare Patients: Be Wary of “Observation Status” if You’re Hospitalized

There could be a significant surprise waiting for you at the end of a hospital visit, depending on how your stay is classified. Absence of an actual admission could cause you to be considered an “outpatient,” a distinction that triggers ineligibility for certain normally-covered Medicare benefits. Susan B. Garland of Kiplinger’s Retirement Report takes a look at this matter in an article posted on www.orlandosentinel.com. Read the article here…

 

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