A Medicare Conundrum: Observation status – Readmission penalties – Hospitalist handoff to primary care physician.

You may have wondered how Obamacare pays for medical care for the 20 million+ newly insured. If you don’t understand the incentives and disincentives to hospitals and physicians and get caught in the regulatory quagmire, then you will be the payor! Using Medicare, here’s an example of how three related concepts determine whether or not … Continue reading A Medicare Conundrum: Observation status – Readmission penalties – Hospitalist handoff to primary care physician.