CHA News Article

CMS Open Door Forum on Two-Midnight Rule Scheduled for Tomorrow
Call for rural health providers will be held on Wednesday

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold its third special open door forum (ODF) regarding the new inpatient admission and medical review criteria commonly referred to as the two-midnight rule Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. (PT). This call will give hospitals an important opportunity to ask CMS questions about the finalized policy and recently released subregulatory guidance from Nov. 5. To participate, call (866) 501-5502 and enter Conference ID # 98515298.

CHA urges Critical Access Hospitals to also participate in CMS’ special ODF on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. – noon (PT). Special attention will be paid to clarifying the condition of payment related to the 96-hour rule as well as the related condition of participation. To participate, call (800) 837-1935 and use conference ID # 70964241.