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Medicare beneficiaries under observation care in the hospital can face higher costs for treatment and are not covered for nursing home care when discharged. A federal trial in Hartford, Conn., will determine whether the government’s ban on appeals involving observation care coverage is fair.
A physician’s frustration navigating a medical emergency with his elderly father reveals a complex, dysfunctional system.
Not being officially admitted — a status known as observation care — can have financial consequences for beneficiaries, and patients had often complained they were not informed.
Lawmakers approve bill to help Medicare patients with “observation care” costs.
A guide to help Medicare patients receiving observation care.