Health Care partner Fatema Zanzi and associates Krissa Webb and Robert Hogan recently published an article titled, “Federal and State Legislation Requiring Patient Notification About the Implications of Observation Status.”

The article discussed the recent Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act, which requires hospitals to inform Medicare patients who are in the hospital under outpatient observation status that they haven't actually been "admitted" to the hospital, and what that means in terms of cost-sharing requirements and subsequent coverage eligibility.

The article outlined which states have enacted similar legislation that applies also to non-Medicare patients who are receiving observation services.

Source: American Health Lawyers Association