Planning for Life

What to Do About Medicare Observation Status

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on October 27, 2015

By Harry S. Margolis

As we have reported before, 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

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