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Two-Midnight, Pioneer ACO Rules Targeted by OIG
HealthLeaders Media

The impact of Medicare’s two-midnight rule on both hospital billing practices and on beneficiaries, is among 26 new probe targets in the Office of Inspector General’s 2015 Work Plan.

“We will determine the impact of new inpatient admission criteria on hospital billing, Medicare payments, and beneficiary copayments, [who now pay 20% of allowed charges if they don't meet admission criteria] and “how billing varied among hospitals in FY 2014,” the OIG said.