NOTICE Act

NOTICE Act signed; deadline next August

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The Notice of Observation, Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act (NOTICE) will require hospitals to tell Medicare beneficiaries of their outpatient status within 36 hours, or, if sooner, upon discharge.

House unanimously passes 'observation status' bill

House unanimously passes 'observation status' bill

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Long-term care leaders firmly applauded members of the U.S. House on Tuesday for unanimously passing a bill that would put tighter control over the designation of "observation status" for hospital patients.

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.