Physician Observation Services - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Physician Observation Services 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services define Observation Services as those services furnished by a hospital on its premises, including the use of a bed and at least periodic monitoring by a hospital's nursing or other staff, which are reasonable and necessary to evaluate an outpatient's condition or determine the need for a possible inpatient admission.

The following reference documents are posted here for your convenience. Download these documents to view them.

Medicare Observation Tip Sheet: Physician Guidelines (pdf)

Observation Status Physician Quick Reference (click to access content page)

QI Medicare Observation Hospital Physician Quick Reference Guide (pdf)

Patient Portals

Crozer-Keystone patient portals make it easy for patients to securely access their inpatient and outpatient results and also view and pay bills online.

My CKHS Account

View and pay your CKHS bills online - comfortably, easily and securely.

Pay My Bill

Financial Assistance

Crozer-Keystone provides all necessary care to patients without regard to their ability to pay. To learn more, call the Financial Assistance Hotline at (610) 447-2336.

Request An Appointment

You can conveniently request an appointment online 24 hours a day seven days a week. To speak with someone immediately, call us at 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258).