Delivering the Medicare Important Message

October 2007
Patient Education Management;Oct2007, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p114
Academic Journal
The article reports on the difficulty of some hospitals in the U.S. to comply with a new Medicare rule requiring them to notify Medicare beneficiaries about their right to appeal their discharge.


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