Understanding Inpatient and Observation Admission Status

As a patient admitted to the Hospital, the severity of your illness (how sick you are) and the intensity of service (the medical treatment you require) are considered in determining the appropriate level of care you are assigned to.

The process of determining level of care helps us comply with Medicare, Medicaid, managed care plans and commercial payer regulations related to observation or inpatient status.

The determination of whether your hospital stay is designated as inpatient or observation does not affect the quality of care you receive; however, it may have billing and discharge planning implications.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you need to reach your case manager or social worker, please ask your nurse to have us paged or call 617-243-6695.

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Events

10/27: Community Forum on Ebola Preparedness

Medical experts from Newton-Wellesley, the city of Newton, and Mass General will present about ebola, with a Q&A session. Mon, Oct. 27, NWH Shipley Auditorium - 7:00 to  8:30 pm
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10/28: Free Running Clinic

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Shipley Auditorium at Newton-Wellesley Hospital for a free presentation for beginner and intermediate runners. Registration required.
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News

"Top Doctors"

Boston Magazine featured Newton-Wellesley Hospital in their annual “Top Doctors” issue as a top community hospital outside of Boston.
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US News and World Report

US News and World Report has ranked Newton-Wellesley Hospital 16th in Massachusetts.
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