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What to Do About Medicare Observation Status

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on February 27, 2020

Medicare-Observation-Status-Hospital-By Harry S. Margolis

Hospitals are more and more frequently designating patients as being in the facility for observation only without admitting them as full hospital patients. The problem with this has to do with the source of payment under Medicare and ultimately, whether subsequent care in a skilled nursing facility will be Medicare covered.

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Topics: Medicare, residents rights, observation status

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