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Originally posted by Mimi2RN

Didn't we have a Federal Law passed a few years ago r/t early discharges? My understanding is that Insurance Companies MUST provide coverage of up to 48 hours post delivery for vaginal births, and 96 hours for c/s.

The law was passed because the ins companies were trying to limit coverage. If a mom is feeling fine, no problem, but 24 hours post c/s is ridiculous.

I must agree with this posting!

Perhaps the unit was very busy, and very full so MD's were discharging pt's early to make more postpartum beds available? Not a very good practice.

Suggest she let the state consumer protection folks and her insurance agency know how she was treated!

hhk

mitchsmom

Specializes in OB, lactation.

Yes, I thought there was a law also. I am in FL and the standard as far as I know is 48 for healthy vaginal and longer (forgot exactly how long) for CS. I had to get sort of "special" permission to go home at 24 hours when I wanted to. I live a little south of Lakeland.

Burnt Out, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med-surg; OB/Well baby; pulmonology; RTS. Has 19 years experience.

Originally posted by Mimi2RN

Didn't we have a Federal Law passed a few years ago r/t early discharges? My understanding is that Insurance Companies MUST provide coverage of up to 48 hours post delivery for vaginal births, and 96 hours for c/s.

Yes...Clinton signed it into effect in 1996, I think....

When I had my C-section, I stayed for 4 days.....

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