Waltz Comments on Court Ruling Allowing Inpatients to Appeal Change in Status

30 March 2020 Report on Medicare Compliance News

Partner Judy Waltz was quoted in a Report on Medicare Compliance article, “Court Says Inpatients Changed to Observation Have Right to Appeal, Orders New Process,” about a federal court ruling allowing Medicare patients to challenge a hospital’s decision to change their status from inpatients to observation.

Waltz said the ruling, which came down in a class-action lawsuit filed by Medicare patients placed in observation, appears to apply nationally. Because of its potential for upheaval, CMS surely will appeal the  decision, she added. 

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