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Court Rebuffs HHS on Two-Midnight Rule Pay Cut

A federal court has told the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that it will have to do more to justify a 0.2 percent cut in inpatient payment rates that is part of the controversial Medicare two-midnight rule.

gavelThe court decided that in addition to providing a better rationale for the pay cut, Medicare also will need to have a public comment period for that rationale.

Medicare had already delayed implementation of the two-midnight rule.

To learn more about this court decision, see this McKnight Long-Term Care News article.

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