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.
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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