Tag: observational patients;observation patient; observational care; Medicare; Medicare payment; hospital transparency

Be Observant of Observational Care or Face Medicare Non-Payment

There is a new category of patients that private insurers and Medicare are using called “observation” patients. Typical patients for observational care include those with chest pain, asthma attacks, kidney stones, dehydration, dizziness and mild trauma. These patients are a step up from an emergency department patient but not classified...

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