Three-Day Hospital Stay

New ACO proposals could leave long-term care providers smiling

New ACO proposals could leave long-term care providers smiling

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If nothing else, federal health officials displayed Monday that they are intent on getting this accountable care organization (ACO) thing right. Or at least closer to "right" than it has been.

Courtney's bill would take into account 'observation status' for Medicare-funded nursing home care

Courtney's bill would take into account 'observation status' for Medicare-funded nursing home care

Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) has introduced legislation that would allow hospital "observation status" to count toward the requisite three-day hospital stay for Medicare-funded nursing home care.