Lawsuit over observation status, SNF payment finally going to trial

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Lawsuit over observation status, SNF payment finally going to trial (March 29, 2019)

A lawsuit, co-counseled by Justice in Aging, may go to trial which could have significant implication for providers and patients. The lawsuit involves a group of individuals having to pay out of pocket for skilled nursing facility care because Medicare would not cover it. The patients received needed care but were classified as under “observation status” and were not formerly admitted as inpatients resulting in large medical bills.

Katrina Cohens

About Katrina Cohens

Katrina Cohens is based in Justice in Aging’s Washington, DC office and serves as the Database Manager.