We are also talking about 2018, not 2012
So what about the inpatient? Well, the inpatient deductible is $1,340 that is incurred on day 1 of an inpatient stay. It resets after 60 days of no inpt care.
1-they pay the hospital a lot less money than inpatient
2-the patient gets the care they need
3-they get to artificially keep their inpatient days per 1,000 enrollees down
The demented patient with a tired family cannot ask for inpatient.