Caught in a status trap

March 2013
NYSUT United;Mar2013, Vol. 3 Issue 7, p24
The article reports that Medicare reimburses hospitals less for a patient on observation status in New York despite the belief of the patient that he or she is receiving the same medical care as someone who is admitted. According to Judy Schultz, a Schenectady Federation of Teachers retiree, many patients have gone home after discharge from hospital as they could not pay for the after-care required.


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