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Hospital doctors are seniors' best allies in observation stay conflicts, geriatric care group finds

Hospital doctors are seniors' best allies in observation stay conflicts, geriatric care group finds

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Hospital physicians are the best recourse for seniors who have problems related to "observation status," according to a new survey from the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

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.