Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Average SNF patient paid $3,400 when ineligible for Medicare, AARP report finds

Average SNF patient paid $3,400 when ineligible for Medicare, AARP report finds

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New AARP research reveals that the use of hospital "observation" status is having a substantial impact on out-of-pocket healthcare costs and follow-up care decisions for many Medicare beneficiaries.

Paying higher out-of-pocket medical costs could strain seniors' finances, study finds

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If seniors have to pay a higher portion of their medical costs, it could lead to their financial ruin, especially if they have dementia, a study asserts.