Hospital Discharge Protections for Medicare Patients

hospital discharge protections medicare legal guideThe hospitalization of a family member can be an extremely stressful time. It has become a truism that hospitals attempt to discharge patients "quicker and sicker."  

Attorney Margolis discusses how to reduce the level of pressure by explaining how to get more time to talk to doctors, to set up care at home, or to choose the most appropriate placement in a rehab hospital or skilled nursing facility.  

Fortunately, both federal and state laws provide protections that patients and their families can use to challenge a premature discharge or simply to delay the discharge by the day or two the family needs.

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