Hospital Surprise: Medicare’s Observation Care

(By Francis Ying and Thu Nguyen and Lynne Shallcross for Kaiser Health News)

Hospitals provide observation care for patients who are not well enough to go home but not sick enough to be admitted. The care may seem just like what an admitted patient receives — they are in a hospital room, nurses check on them and doctors  order treatments. Watch video here…….

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