Shared wisdom: Giving depth to an anecdotal story

Lisa Chedekel

It pays to read your email, according to AHCJ member Lisa Chedekel, co-founder of the Connecticut Health I-Team (C-Hit), a group of experienced journalists who provide in-depth reporting on health and safety issues in the Nutmeg state and surrounding region. She came across a new OIG report which supports an ongoing investigation into observational status of hospitalized Medicare patients.

Read her shared wisdom about the problem of patients placed on “observational status” and how she was able to back up anecdotal reports with hard data.

1 thought on “Shared wisdom: Giving depth to an anecdotal story

  1. Bobbie Shier

    My father was put on this when he went to an emergency room in California. In 2 1/2 months he had
    gone from rehab to hospital and back several times – he never came home. He passed in that time.
    This was a very articulate/viable senior – no dementia. My concern is so much that I am pursuing a
    legal review of his case. This should be a VERY big concern for all caregivers.

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