About the Clinical Decision Unit at MSK

This information explains what to expect in the Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).

What should I expect while I’m in the CDU?

Your healthcare providers from the CDU and UCC will coordinate your care with your primary oncologist. We will also closely monitor your:

  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Breathing
  • Temperature
  • Pain level
  • Blood tests

You may have tests and treatments depending on what you need, such as intravenous (IV) medications, blood transfusions, or x-rays.

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How will I be billed for my care in the CDU?

Your observation stay will be billed as an outpatient service (under Medicare this will be under Part B). This is different from inpatient admissions, which are billed under inpatient services (under Medicare this would be under Part A). If you have any questions, call Patient Financial Services at 212-639-8242.

Clinical Decision Unit
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065
T 212-639-2790
F 929-321-1504

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