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AS CMS MAKES ANOTHER POLICY CHANGE, POLICY MAKERS DISTINGUISH BETWEEN DIFFERENT FORMS OF CARE

AS CMS MAKES ANOTHER POLICY CHANGE, POLICY MAKERS DISTINGUISH BETWEEN DIFFERENT FORMS OF CARE

As observation care continues to draw fire from critics who charge that the designation ends up costing hospitals money while also sticking patients with exorbitant fees, the medical directors of dedicated observation units counter that the kind of care delivered by their specialized units actually saves money and gets patients out of the hospital sooner.

Source: Physician’s Weekly, July 22, 2013.

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