Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Observation Stays Issue Remains in Headlines

Claire Krawsczyn

Last week, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams released additional coverage of the observation stays issue. The segment, “How to Avoid the Two Words that Cost Thousands in Medicare Bills,” is an extension of a segment that ran in early January: The Two Words that Cost Medicare Patients Thousands. The recent report includes the full news piece by correspondent Kate Snow, featuring stories of families impacted by observation status as well as tips from Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard School of Public Health on how to avoid this billing problem. AHCA/NCAL continues to be an active part of the observation stays coalition, which has now grown to include 25 participating organizations. For more information, view the coalition fact sheet here.

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