Medicare Inpatient vs. Outpatient: CMS Patient Education Tool

on Friday, 22 January 2010. All News Items

During the January 14th, 2010 CMS Open Door Forum CMS referenced a new publication.  Publication 11435 was released in December 2009 and encourages patients with Medicare to ask about their hospital status. 

The publication details:

  • the differences in a Beneficiaries' cost based on the patient status,
  • common situations of how Medicare will pay,
  • how a Beneficiaries' status will affect SNF coverage and;
  • A Medicare Beneficiaries' rights.

You can view this tool in the attached PDF document or go to www.medicare.gov/publications and search for document 11435.

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