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Observation Stay

Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

Beware of hospital observation loopholes

Hospitals have been undergoing more and more restrictions on re-admissions and are now facing financial penalties in some situations. Unfortunately, this has also resulted in more patients not being classified as “admits” or “re-admits,” but rather getting coded as “observation” stays.

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