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  • February 22
  • 1:00 - 2:15 pm EST

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Inpatient vs. Observation Status: Medicare Law Update

February 22

Understand the difference between inpatient and observation status and the associated Medicare coverages to protect your clients.

Most seniors who are taken to the hospital often do not understand that if they are not told they have been admitted to the hospital, they are likely just being held for observation. In the event they require nursing home care, even rehabilitation, after their hospitalization, if they have only been kept at the hospital for observation, no matter the length of their stay, Medicare will not cover any of their nursing home stay, or any rehabilitation. Understanding this information will help you advise your clients and their advocates to identify the issues early on in a hospital stay to determine whether the patient is being held for observation or has been admitted. This topic also outlines changes under the Affordable Care Act and the NOTICE Act that impact the treatment of seniors in hospitals and have a significant effect on financing their stay at a nursing home after hospitalization. This information is critical for anyone who works with seniors and their advocates so they can ensure they know how to advocate on their behalf to have the individual admitted to a hospital to protect and preserve their eligibility to have Medicare defer some of the cost of rehabilitation or a short-term stay in a nursing home.

Learning Objectives

- You will be able to describe the issues that face patients if they are held for observation status only at a hospital and not actually admitted.

- You will be able to recognize the requirements of the new NOTICE Act and advocate on behalf of clients who need to be switched, perhaps even retroactively, from observation status to inpatient status.

- You will be able to discuss developments in Medicare that incentivize hospitals to hold patients for observation status for their own financial gain and cause long-term financial difficulties to patients.

- You will be able to review changes under the Affordable Care Act.

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Agenda

Overview of Inpatient vs. Observation Status
  • Background of Importance of Inpatient Status for Medicare
  • Clinical Distinctions Between Inpatient and Observation Status
Changes Under Affordable Care Act
  • Medicare Penalties to Hospitals Under Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
  • Use of Observation Status to Avoid HRRP
Impact of the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act (NOTICE Act)
  • New Requirements Under the NOTICE Act
  • Pending Legislation
Advocating for Inpatient Status
  • Responding to Notification
  • Use of an Attorney/Patient Advocate
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  • UT CLE 1.0
     
  • VT CLE 1.25
     
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  • UT CLE 1.0
     
  • VT CLE 1.25
     
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  • WV MCLE 1.5
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in New York or New Jersey or Kansas. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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Anthony A. Marrone II

Anthony A. Marrone II

The Marrone Law Firm, P.C.

  • Managing shareholder of The Marrone Law Firm, P.C.
  • Practice includes estate planning, business succession planning, elder law, Medicaid planning, and estate and trust litigation
  • Author of “The Social Media Marketing Blueprint for Lawyers” and several other journal articles and blogs on social media, estate planning and elder law
  • J.D., cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law
  • Can be contacted at [email protected], 315-728-9433, www.themarronelawfirm.com, www.anthonymarrone.com or www.facebook/marroneelderlaw
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Product ID: 399795
Published 2017
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