Pa. bill calls for hospitals to warn patients about outpatient designation; Hospital pleads for no indigent care funding cuts;

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> The Pennsylvania House of Representatives' Aging & Older Adult Services Committee approved a bill that would require hospitals to warn patients that Medicare or other insurers could deem their hospital stays of up to 48 hours as outpatient visits, which may mean higher co-pays, according to Article

> University of Louisville Hospital leaders urged a government panel not to cut funding for the facility's indigent care program, citing signup uncertainty under the Affordable Care Act, the Courier-Journal reported. Article

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