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CMS delays enforcement of ‘two midnights’ rule for another month
Modern Healthcare

The CMS is delaying enforcement of the controversial “two midnight” payment policy for short hospital stays until the end of April.

The postponement allows Congress time to pass the package repealing Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula when it reconvenes on April 13. That legislation includes a six-month delay in enforcement of the payment rule, which hospitals argue is unfair and undermines their clinical decisions.