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CMS hints at ‘two-midnight’ changes in draft hospital payment rule
Modern Healthcare

The CMS is studying how and whether to replace its controversial “two-midnight” payment policy for short hospital stays in response to vigorous and persistent complaints from the provider community.

Deep within its sweeping proposed 2016 prospective payment rule for acute and long-term-care hospitals released Friday, the agency acknowledged it has continued to receive complaints about the initiative and is studying the feedback and the recommendations of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.