Letter: Questions about observation rooms

Published 12:39 am Saturday, September 2, 2017

We are now reading that Mayo is thinking about putting observation rooms at the hospital in Albert Lea. I looked this up and found out that Medicare does not cover people in observation rooms; it is considered an outpatient service.

This is a disservice to the people of Albert Lea and the surrounding area who depend on our hospital. When were we going to be told the our insurance would not cover our stay, after we receive a bill!

Alice Hanson

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