Patient statuses and Medicare coverage

How the observation and the inpatient hospital status can affect Medicare Coverage When you lay in bed wearing a hospital gown in the bed of a hospital room you would think it’s logical to assume you’ve been admitted to the hospital. Yet this is an assumption which can be wrong. You may be in the hospital under observation status which my drastically affect the coverage you have during and after your time in the hospital. Understanding the difference between the type of status being inpatient or observation is important to know. Hospital Observation Status: When in the...