Hospital Observation Status the Focus of May’s Policy Snapshot

The Center's May 2014 Policy Snapshot – Observation Status – The Whole Story – explores the issue of hospital observation status and examines why it presents challenges to all parties involved.

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Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) June 09, 2014

Hospital observation status regularly gets a bad rap. This label’s less-than-glowing reputation results for many legitimate reasons but also because the rules and reasons behind it are generally not well understood. Though it was created to address specific concerns about our healthcare system, and works as it was intended in many situations, there’s no question that it can create challenges for patients and hospitals.

The Center's May 2014 Policy Snapshot – Observation Status – The Whole Story – explores the issue of hospital observation status and examines why it presents challenges to all parties involved.

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As the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals, The Center for Health Affairs provides members with vital services and resources aimed at enhancing the region’s healthcare community. The Center delivers on this goal by focusing its efforts on areas that benefit from a regional approach: Healthcare Workforce; Emergency Preparedness; Public Policy & Advocacy; Finance & Reimbursement; and Community Initiatives. With a rich history as the Northeast Ohio hospital association, dating back to 1916, The Center serves as the collective voice of hospitals and the source for Northeast Ohio hospital and healthcare information. As leaders, we continuously scan the periphery, looking for opportunities to enhance the region’s workforce, better prepare our hospitals for an emergency, and increase the region’s wage index. And because of our business affiliation with CHAMPS Healthcare, we have the resources to provide a broad level of professional services to our members. The Center, located in downtown Cleveland, is proud to advocate on behalf of 38 acute-care hospitals and two long-term acute-care hospitals in six counties. For more, visit chanet.org.