Is It Time to Retire (or At Least Semiretire) Observation?Powell, Suzanne K. RN, MBA, CCM, CPHQProfessional Case Management: March/April 2013 - Volume 18 - Issue 2 - p 56–63 doi: 10.1097/NCM.0b013e3182806566 Departments: Editorial Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Observation status is at the center of a lawsuit and a legislative effort and is a challenge to hospitals, case managers, and, especially, Medicare beneficiaries. This Editorial discusses the problems, the efforts, and hopeful solutions to this health care dilemma. Professional Case Management: The Leader in Evidenced-Based Practice wishes all of you a well-earned National Case Management Week. The editor reports no conflicts of interest. Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.