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Frustrating Medicare catch: Who's an inpatient at the hospital and who's under observation?

Fox News, February 10, 2014

Hospitals say they're caught in the middle with the government challenging medical decisions, and imposing fines under ObamaCare if they admit too many in-patients... and then the patients return. Ashley Thompson of the American Hospital Association says, "hospitals are penalized for excessive readmissions and that is for any patient that's admitted. That might be one of reasons why physicians are more cautious admitting patients to the hospital." Scott Gottlieb is a doctor and analyst at the American Enterprise Institute and serves on a board that examines physician practices at hospitals.