Friday, May 16, 2014
Medicare Under Observation: no change under the ACA from what it has been
Medicare Under Observation: Fact Check.org finds there is no change from pre Obamacare and with Obamacare on Medicare Observation policies, shedding some light on rumors floating around. Read the entire posting from independent Fact Check.org for the if ands and buts, and details of whether Medicare covers being under observation and not admitted to hospitals yet. There are some charges and situations that may not be covered, but most everything is. Part A does not cover observation, but Part B of Medicare does. Part D covers drugs administered while under observation as much as Part D does any other time. The major hole if you are not admitted to the hospital, but only are under observation, and then referred to rehab. That could be expensive.