Last year a federal law was passed requiring hospitals to inform Medicare patients when they were getting “Observation Care” rather than getting “Admitted” to the hospital. This distinction is very important because Medicare does not pay for observation care. Patients would leave the hospital with surprisingly large medical bills.
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For more information on Medicare, visit the website for the Center for Medicare Advocacy (www.medicareadvocacy.org). For assistance with your Elder Law needs in the Greater Baltimore area, contact Stouffer Legal at 443-470-3599.