Aspirus Riverview Hospital
410 Dewey St.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Located on the second floor of what we call Aspirus Riverview Tower, our Medical/Surgical Unit has 48 private patient rooms. Our patient rooms are modern, spacious and include all the features patients told us they appreciate. Each of our patient rooms:
Aspirus Riverview Tower also includes:
Aspirus Riverview Hospital is pleased to offer our patients around-the-clock hospitalist care. With the exception of some surgical patients, patients in our Medical/Surgical Unit are cared for by our hospitalists. A hospitalist is a doctor who specializes in caring for hospitalized patients (inpatients). Hospitalists are onsite at Aspirus Riverview Hospital 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Some of the benefits of hospitalist care include:
Located on the second floor of Aspirus Riverview Hospital's main medical building, our Critical Care Unit has eight private patient rooms, one of which is equipped with a lift to assist with helping our heavier patients move safely.
Our critical care patients are cared for by a dedicated team of nurses who are specially trained and certified in critical care. Patients are continuously monitored using state-of-the-art equipment to ensure they receive the level of care they require. The nurses work closely with our hospitalists and other physician specialists to provide our patients with exceptional and attentive care.
Each year, the staff of Aspirus Riverview Family Birthplace has the honor of helping bring nearly 500 "little wonders" into the world. Click here for more information about Aspirus Riverview Family Birthplace.
Doctors and hospitals use nationally recognized criteria to determine whether a hospitalized patient qualifies for inpatient or outpatient/observation status. Typically a patient admitted under inpatient status needs hospital care for 24 hours or more, and a patient admitted under outpatient/observation status usually stays 24 hours or less. Observation services must be reasonable and necessary and include short-term treatment, assessment and reassessment before a decision is made regarding whether the patient requires further treatment as an inpatient or can be discharged from the hospital.
Authorization Requirements – Authorization requirements vary between insurance policies. Sometimes, a patient's insurance does not require authorization for hospitalization under observation status.
Observation status is covered under Medicare Part B and is subject to the Part B co-payment and deductible. Observation status does not apply to the Medicare Part A deductible. An observation stay does not count toward the three-day inpatient stay requirement for Medicare coverage for admission to a skilled nursing care facility. (Some Medicare HMO exclusions apply.)
Self-administered Drugs - While a patient is hospitalized under observation status, insurance policies and Medicare Part B cover only certain drugs. While hospitalized, some patients need "self-administered drugs" (drugs they would normally take on their own). Medicare Part B and insurance policies generally do not pay for self-administered drugs while a patient is hospitalized under observation status. In these cases, the patient will likely pay out of pocket for these drugs.