You will be discharged from the hospital.
Your physician must then write an order to convert your outpatient observation stay to a full inpatient admission.
Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) covers inpatient hospital services. In general this means you pay a one-time deductible for all of your hospital services for the first 60 days you’r in the hospital. Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers most of your doctor services when you’re an inpatient. You pay 20% of the medicare-approved amount […]
If you’re in the hospital more than a few hours, always ask your doctor or the hospital staff if you’re an inpatient or an outpatient.
You’re an inpatient starting the day you’re formally admitted to the hospital with a doctor’s order. The day before you’re discharged is your last inpatient day. The decision for inpatient hospital admission is a complex medical decision based on your doctor’s judgment and your need for medically necessary hospital care. An inpatient admission is generally appropriate when […]