Archive | February, 2015

Are you “admitted” or “under observation” at the hospital?

Health and Aging News, February 27, 2015 Today’s blog highlights an important but little known regulation regarding hospital stays for patients on Medicare. On the books since 2008, the rule makes a distinction between patients who are “admitted” to a hospital and those who are “under observation.” It’s important to understand the difference. Otherwise, financial [...]