Here is an issue that comes up again and again with Medicare patients who go to the hospital.

You think you have been admitted, only to  find out that the hospital has classified you under “observation” status. It makes an important difference in how Medicare pays for the stay, but it’s not well understood by the public.

Click here for an excellent article from the New York Times explaining the issue and offering advice on what to do if you, or a loved one, face this problem.


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