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Is It Time to Retire (or At Least Semiretire) Observation?

Powell, Suzanne K. RN, MBA, CCM, CPHQ

doi: 10.1097/NCM.0b013e3182806566
Departments: Editorial

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.

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