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Observation Status and Hospitalizations: What’s The Deal?

By | 2018-04-30T15:01:18+00:00 May 4th, 2014|Categories: Medical|

So, You've been admitted to the hospital. Are you considered "inpatient" or are you on "observation status"? Hospitals have been increasing their use of the observation status with Medicare patients because Medicare penalizes hospitals for readmission [...]

The Shingles Vaccine Q&A: Should Your Elderly Love One Get It?

By | 2018-04-30T15:20:19+00:00 April 19th, 2013|Categories: Medical|Tags: , |

We all know the health care community encourages an annual flu shot. For older adults, primary care physicians also promote the pneumonia vaccine. But another preventative vaccination gaining more attention is for Shingles. Has your [...]

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