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Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 03/27/2015

Two Words that Cost Thousands in Medicare Bills - NBC News

Great coverage on the topic of “under observation” and the impact it can have on our clients.

It’s not something they teach doctors in medical school. And it’s probably not something you’d know to look for if you were suddenly rushed to the hospital in an emergency. But when a doctor decides to write the words “under observation” on a Medicare patient’s chart, it can have lasting consequences.

Those two little words can be the difference between spending thousands of dollars out of your own pocket and having Medicare cover the entire bill.

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By Steve Gurney

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