Are you Hospitalized? Inpatient or Under Observation?
Today we are finding that when in the hospital overnight your stay may be categorized as UNDER OBSERVATION rather than ADMITTED. You need to check with the Hospital’s Business Office what your status is, what your doctor has ordered, because it could make a very big difference should you require extended treatment after leaving the hospital. If your status is UNDER OBSERVATION, you are considered an OUTPATIENT, even if you are in a hospital room overnight. MEDICARE counts I