Bagnall Vs. Sebelius

Judge dismisses observation stay lawsuit

Judge dismisses observation stay lawsuit

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A Connecticut federal court judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a group of 14 Medicare beneficiaries denied skilled nursing care coverage after a hospital stay.

Medicare should cover SNF stays without prior hospitalization, American Medical Association asserts

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The American Medical Association will work to change the 72-hour hospitalization requirement for Medicare Part A coverage of skilled nursing care. Delegates approved this resolution at the AMA annual conference in Chicago on Monday.

Observation stay case debated in court

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Government lawyers and opponents of Medicare's "observation stay loophole" recently squared off in federal court, when a judge convened the first hearing in the Bagnall vs. Sebelius case. Richard Bagnall and other seniors denied Medicare coverage for skilled nursing care brought the case in 2011.

Observation stay challenge heads to court

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Government lawyers and opponents of Medicare's "observation stay loophole" squared off in court on Friday, when a federal judge convened the first hearing in the Bagnall vs. Sebelius case.