Observation vs Inpatient: Maximizing Reimbursement for Hospital Stays

By Marc Chapman

The way work comp patients are classified as “observation” or “inpatient” can have an effect on the amount the hospital is reimbursed. We reviewed one claim that was classified and billed as an inpatient to a work comp carrier, where the patient was in the hospital a total of 4 hours.

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2014 Outlook: Continued Growth for Chapman Consulting!

As we move into 2014, we realize the healthcare landscape in the United States will continue to change and evolve.  Parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) are now in effect with a few delayed provisions scheduled to be implemented later this year or after.

We are frequently asked how the ACA is going to impact our business.  Or how do we foresee the business outlook for Chapman Consulting in the coming year.  Right now the answer is simple:  even more opportunity.

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