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Medicare outpatient services can sometimes cost more than inpatient services

Because of some idiosyncrasies in Medicare’s billing processes, outpatient services for some procedures may end up costing you more than they would if you were admitted to the hospital.  Heart stents are the examples used, but how your hospital visit is classified can also affect your access to rehab services.  This AP article by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar appears on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website and explains in more detail the financial risks associated with Medicare inpatient or outpatient services.  Click here to read more.

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