Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

'Observation status' provision under further review

'Observation status' provision under further review

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The American Health Care Association on Thursday applauded a House measure that would inform Medicare beneficiaries of their observation status as hospital inpatient or outpatients. But that might be little consolation for skilled nursing facilities that face the prospect of not getting reimbursed after such observation periods.

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.