Be alert on 'observation' status in hospitals

June 12, 2014 6:30 PM

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Be alert on 'observation' status in hospitals

Medicare patients who remain admitted in hospital for one or two nights are now finding out that they were never really admitted to the hospital.

It is learned that some hospitals have categorized medicare patients as being there for "observation," rather than being formally "admitted" despite the presence of vacant beds.

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