Observation Stay Regulations

Esq. Stephen B. Hanse in Legislative

On October 29th, the Department of Health issued the attached proposed rule making concerning the provision of observation services by hospitals throughout New York. While federal legislation is needed to address the observation stay issue from a Medicare coverage standpoint, these regulations set forth, among other things, the patient notification criteria hospitals must adhere to when assigning individuals to observation services.


Stephen B. Hanse, Esq.
Vice President & Counsel, Governmental Affairs
518-462-4800 x25