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Court Certifies Nationwide Class in “Observation Status” Case

Judge Michael P. Shea of U.S. District Court in Connecticut, certified a class composed of all Medicare beneficiaries who, since January 1, 2009, have received or will have received “observation services” as an outpatient during a hospitalization. This decision means that Medicare patients could gain the right to appeal placement on “Observations Status” and avoid large medical bills. Read the full article here.