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A Not-So-funny Riddle from Medicare: When Is Being in the Hospital Not Being in the Hospital?

When is being admitted to the hospital, not being in the hospital? When you are admitted for observation. This is not just a semantic distinction. If you are on Medicare, the way the hospital stay classifies your stay can have huge implications for your pocketbook, both during your stay and possibly...

Hook Law Center: Hospitalization as an Inpatient vs. "Under Observation:" If You're Medicare Eligible, the Difference Can Be Very Costly

Hospital Admission Advisory Do you know the difference between being admitted to a hospital as an INPATIENT or as someone UNDER OBSERVATION? If you're eligible for Medicare, the difference can be very costly. Consider the scenario of Laraine Sickels, a retired teacher from Whidbey Island, Washington...