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Hospital admission – inpatient or observation?
Redlands Daily Facts

It’s been four years since his father died in a Eureka skilled nursing facility, but Mark Gatzke is still angry over a Medicare billing technicality that haunted his parents for his father’s final weeks, his mother for more than a year, and a growing number of beneficiaries since then.

The technicality has to do with whether a hospital patient is admitted as an inpatient or for observation.