Resource: Suit Seeks to End Hospital “Observation Status”

By: Center for Medicare Advocacy

A lawsuit was filed on November 3, 2011 by the Center for Medicare Advocacy, and co-counsel National Senior Citizens Law Center, seeking to end the use of hospital "Observation Status" (Bagnall v. Sebelius (No. 3:11-cv-01703, D. Conn)). The suit was filed on behalf of seven individual plaintiffs from three states who represent a nationwide class of people harmed by the illegal "observation status" policy and practice.