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House GOP proposal includes plan to kill ‘two-midnight rule’
Modern Healthcare

House Republicans are circulating a proposal to overhaul the way Medicare pays hospitals for short stays, including a plan to eliminate the widely criticized “two-midnight rule.” The timing of the document, described as a “discussion draft” might seem strange. It arrives in the middle of a lame-duck session in which Congress is expected to do little but fund the federal government before it runs out of money on Dec. 11.