Blog: March 2018

Medicare Observation Status: Were You Admitted or Not?

George was having more and more pain in his belly. He called his doctor, who, upon hearing about the severity of his pain, told him to go to the emergency room. Following triage, lab tests, and doctors’ exams, the hospital admitted George. Since there was no available room, he had to wait three hours before a registrar informed him that he had been “admitted under observation.” Should he or should he not agree to be admitted?

What exactly is “Observation Status” and why should Medicare recipients be wary of it?

    The Importance of Ice Cream at Breakfast

    As a work day begins and thousands of people rush to prepare themselves for work and school; as thousands of bowls of cereal are attacked with thousands of spoons, countless eggs are cooked, and coffee or tea is brewed; a couple sits together happily indulging in a nice hot cup of coffee with ice cream. And then they dance.

    Ice cream for breakfast may sound like the fantasy of a small child, but this morning ritual is one of the many ways our clients have found to capture joy every single day.

     

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