Medicare Inpatient vs. Outpatient: CMS Patient Education Tool
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.