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Calls to Count Observation Stay Toward CMS’s Medicare Three-Day Rule

Today, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) President and CEO Mark Parkinson and NCAL Executive Director Scott Tittle call on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to use the Agency’s authority to count time spent under “observation status” in a hospital toward satisfying the […]

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Medicare’s Rehab Coverage Tied to Patient Being Classified Inpatient

Dot the i’s and cross the t’s. AARP Senior Writer Dena Bunis, warns that patients not officially admitted to an acute care facility can pay thousands of dollars for aftercare rehab costs.  If this happens Medicare may classify the patient’s stay as “observational status,” meaning the patient is considered an outpatient and may be responsible for

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