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Recording and Materials from CMS Call on Two-Midnight Policy Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a recording and written transcript of its Jan. 14 national provider call regarding the two-midnight benchmark for inpatient hospital admissions. The call provided a summary of the policy, including unforeseen circumstances and exceptions for cases that may be appropriate for inpatient admission despite a stay of less than two midnights. CMS also offered a number of case scenarios intended to demonstrate the policy for educational purposes. The recording, written transcript and presentation slides are available on the CMS website.

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