Medicare Observation Status

Sometimes Medicare patients are admitted in observation status instead of on an inpatient basis.  This can affect the amount of the patient’s bill.  It may not be clear how a patient has been admitted until they receive a bill.  If you are in that situation, there are some materials here that might be of use to you:  http://www.medicareadvocacy.org/self-help-packet-for-medicare-observation-status/.

Like all my posts, this is not legal advice, and I am not your attorney just because you are reading the blog.  If you have any questions, contact an attorney, stat!

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