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  •  Oh, that's great news about a change (1+ / 0-)
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    denise b

    to the "making progress" policy. That was all kinds of hell.

    We never had problems with the three-day rule because the docs were pretty plugged in, but had trouble at the other end -- one tried to keep my mother in the hospital longer than necessary because if you're gone 7 days the nursing home can kick you out and then you have to start all over again finding a facility. At that point, the Medicare and private money had all been drained and my mother was on MediCal (Medicaid), so she was no longer an attractive candidate. The doctor whose bread was being buttered by the nursing home "helpfully" called the home to tell them she would be gone more than a week, so they could release the bed.

    We got her out of the hospital (no medical reason to stay) and released the doc instead. It was ugly, but instructive.

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