Type 1 Unit

60 seconds with ... Michael A. Ross, M.D.

60 seconds with ... Michael A. Ross, M.D.

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Q: You co-authored a study on how specialized hospital observation stay units could increase transparency and allow quicker inpatient admission decisions. This would help people meet the three-midnight requirement for skilled care. What are the characteristics of type 1 unit care?

Dedicated observation stay units could protect nursing home benefits, save hospitals $1 billion annually, researchers say

Dedicated observation stay units could protect nursing home benefits, save hospitals $1 billion annually, researchers say

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Specialized hospital units for patients under observation status could dramatically reduce the number of seniors forced to pay out-of-pocket for skilled nursing care, according to findings in the current issue of Health Affairs.