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Medicare information on “When a Hospital Stay is Not a Stay”

If you go to the emergency room and end up staying in the hospital, you may simply be under observation, and technically still an outpatient. That can cost you money!Two parishioners with experience in healthcare fields will shed some light on this.
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Adult Formation
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2014-05-29 from 09:45 AM to 10:45 AM (America/New_York / UTC-400)
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“If you go to the emergency room and end up staying in the hospital, you may assume that you have been officially admitted. But it turns out that even though you are receiving treatment in a hospital bed, you may simply be under observation, and technically are still an outpatient. That can cost you money if you are covered under Medicare, the federal health plan for older Americans.”... So starts a March 18th New York Times article.

Two parishioners with experience in healthcare fields know of people who have learned of this only after having to pay thousands of dollars out-of-pocket. Mary Cay Corr, Volunteer Health Specialist for AARP, and Pat Loftus, RN, Long Term Care Specialist have volunteered to lead a one-hour session at Holy Infant to shed some light on this situation for those covered by Medicare or caring for someone on Medicare. This session will identify steps that one should take upon getting admitted and, if necessary, how to get the classification changed. This session is free of charge and open to all.