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Analysis on Observation vs. In-patient Status for Medicare Beneficiaries


Often, hospitals put Medicare beneficiaries on observation status, which means they aren’t actually admitted to the hospital - even while wearing an identification wristband and laying in a hospital bed.


Know your status

Do you know if you’re a hospital inpatient or on observation status? Not knowing the difference can mean missing out on thousands of dollars in coverage. Here’s some clarification:

Medicare covers up to 100 days of skilled nursing care and rehabilitation, including: