Might Your Next “Hospital Stay” Be at Home? 

Q. My friend’s father recently suffered from pneumonia. Rather than being admitted to the hospital, he was offered another choice: hospital-level treatment in his home. I had never heard of such a thing. Is this type of care … [Read more...]

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Is it the End for Observation Status?

 Q. Late last year, you answered a question about a woman who spent a week in the hospital and was seen by doctors and nurses, given every kind of test imaginable, operated on, transferred to another room for … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: What is the NOTICE Act?

Dear Baxter,I read that the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act passed the US Senate earlier this week. Can you explain what observation care means, and what this new law would … [Read more...]

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