Inpatient vs. Observation Status


Inpatient vs. Observation Status is a convenient, pocket-sized guide that equips admitting providers, utilization review specialists, and case managers to determine a patient’s admission status quickly, easily, and effectively.

This pocket-sized guide contains tables and generally accepted guidelines equipping practitioners who admit patients to assign an admission status and document with confidence. Each topic is covered on a single page, with an accompanying chart on the facing page, allowing for quick decision-making of the patient’s admission status (inpatient versus observation).

By matching clinical findings with criteria charts, you are able to quickly and easily determine if a patient is appropriate for inpatient or observation admission status. In addition, by providing tips for documentation you are able to write the correct admission orders, avoiding the headaches of time-consuming changes later, penalties, and/or loss of revenue.