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Bill Would Clarify Medicare’s “Two Midnight Rule”

A new bill introduced in the Senate last week would attempt to clarify Medicare’s so-called two-midnight rule for classifying hospital stays as inpatient stays or observation status and resolve the controversy surrounding the much-discussed rule.

Congress ChamberThe Two-Midnight Rule Coordination and Improvement Act proposes establishing new criteria to govern how Medicare pays hospitals for short stays.

Read more about the new bill in this article in Becker’s Hospital Review and see the bill itself here.

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