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Bill addressing admission status receives praise

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A bill that would require hospitals to give patients a formal notice of their admission status has received strong support from healthcare associations.

Ask the payment expert ... about the observation stay loophole

Ask the payment expert ... about the observation stay loophole

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We've had problems with residents being caught in the hospital "observation stay loophole." What can we do to ensure they qualify for coverage at our facility?

Lawmaker touts legislation fighting 'observation stay' Medicare loophole

Lawmaker touts legislation fighting 'observation stay' Medicare loophole

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Proponents of a bill to cut out the "observation stay" Medicare loophole got a boost from a House of Representatives member Wednesday.