CHA News Article

CMS to Host Second Call on Two-Midnight Benchmark
Scheduled for Sept. 26, 11a.m.- noon

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host its second in a series of calls intended to educate hospitals about the two-midnight benchmark for inpatient admissions on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to noon (PT). The call also will include the physician order and physician certification, inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria included in the federal fiscal year 2014 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final rule. Providers will have an opportunity during the call to ask CMS questions about the policies. CHA encourages members to participate in this important call. To participate, dial (866) 501-5502 and enter conference ID 68257949. Providers can also provide feedback to CMS on the two-midnight provision by sending an email to Additional resources on the policies are available on CHA’s website at

**Please note the dial-in number was changed by CMS shortly before the call. The dial-in number above reflects the updated version.