Hospital Admissions - Two Midnight Rule Update
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Hospital Admissions - Two Midnight Rule Update

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a Special Open Door Forum on Final Rule CMS-1599-F: Discussion of the Hospital Inpatient Admission Order and Certification; 2 Midnight Benchmark for Inpatient Hospital Admissions. This forum is scheduled for Tuesday, February 4, 2014; 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time. If you wish to participate, dial: (877) 251-0301 & Conference ID: 47736519.

The purpose of this forum is to allow hospitals, practitioners, and other interested parties to ask questions on the physician order and physician certification, inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria that were released on August 2, 2013 in the FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS)/Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) final rule (CMS-1599-F).

Additional information on the inpatient hospital admissions policy can be found at Additional information relating to the order and certification provisions may be located on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Center webpage. Feedback and questions on the two midnight provision for admission and medical review can be sent to


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