48-Hour Rule

Providers, patient advocates decry Medicare's 48-hour 'observation' status

Providers, patient advocates decry Medicare's 48-hour 'observation' status

Nursing home providers, hospital groups and Medicare patient advocates recently unloaded their opinions about Medicare's 48-hour "observation" status on federal regulators. And that was the desired goal: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services solicited the comments, which possibly could lead to changes in the system.