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Hospitals Welcome Two-Midnight Rule Delay
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CMS’s decision late Friday to delay full implementation of a new rule that reforms Medicare reimbursement for short-term hospital admissions is drawing cautious praise from providers and their allies in Washington, D.C. In the announcement, officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services stated that they are extending the so-called two-midnight rule’s “probe and educate” transition period to the end of the federal fiscal year on Sept. 30.