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Observation Status Appeal Advances in Federal Court
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The U.S. Court of Appeals has sided partially with the plaintiffs in a hospital patient admission-status case with huge cost implications for some Medicare beneficiaries.

In an opinion released Thursday, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit sent the case back to District Court, ordering the lower federal court to review whether Medicare beneficiary rights under the due process clause of the Constitution are being violated.