That’s right - your doctor could admit you as either hospital observation status or inpatient care status, and that status can affect how Medicare pays your claims and whether you are eligible for follow-up care in a skilled nursing facility.

Watch this video to learn more about this Medicare loophole.

After viewing the video, you might want to browse through some of the comments on the page as many questions from viewers were answered and links to further information are provided.

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