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The patient won’t leave!!

asked November 4, 2013 | 3 followers | follow

Happy Monday everyone! Was wondering if you could help me with this . A Medicare patient placed in Observation refused to leave. It was a matter of convenience for family members who were here on vacation and wanted to finish out their tours, etc. Physician felt patient was stable for discharge, nothing else being provided to this patient that warranted an extended stay/ inpatient admit. I dodged the bullet on this one because patient did end up going home. But what should have been presented to the patient if she stayed? Correct me if I’m wrong but I didn’t think ABN or HINN didn’t seem to be appropriate in this situation. I would greatly appreciate your input!

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