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Fighting ‘Observation’ Status

Remember in the old days of health insurance when you needed a proper diagnosis in order to get reimbursed for a doctor’s office visit? Well, the same thing is happening now when your aging relatives visit the hospital. If they are not given a proper diagnosis, they may not be eligible for Medicare reimbursement for a subsequent nursing home stay.

NY Times blogger Susan Jaffe breaks it down here.

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