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May 28, 2014

Hospital Observation Status the Focus of May’s Policy Snapshot



May 2014 Policy Snapshot on Hospital Observation StatusHospital observation status regularly gets a bad rap. This label’s less-than-glowing reputation results for many legitimate reasons but also because the rules and reasons behind it are generally not well understood. Though it was created to address specific concerns about our healthcare system, and works as it was intended in many situations, there’s no question that it can create challenges for patients and hospitals. 

The Center's May 2014 Policy SnapshotObservation Status – The Whole Story – explores the issue of hospital observation status and examines why it presents challenges to all parties involved. 

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