As the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, a number of new California laws took effect. Here are three that California hospital executives need to know:
- Notice of Observation Status (SB 1076)
When a patient is being cared for in an inpatient unit of a hospital (or in an observation unit) the hospital must provide the patient with a written notice when the patient is in observation status. The notice must inform the patient that the observation care is being provided on an outpatient basis and that this may affect the patient’s health care coverage reimbursement. There are also ...
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