A federal court judge dismissed a lawsuit Monday which was filed against the government by 14 Medicare beneficiaries who were denied nursing home coverage because they had been kept in the hospital under “observation status.”

From: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20130925/Medicare-Judge-dismisses-observation-care-lawsuit3b-Medicare-penalizes-every-DC-hospital-5-in-VA-suburbs3b.aspx