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Two-midnight rule will short-change hospitals, providers say
Modern Healthcare

Healthcare providers say Medicare is going to short-change them on patients who spend fewer than two nights in the hospital, and delaying implementation of a new payment policy until October won’t change that.

What the delay will do is give hospitals, doctors and special-interest groups more time to study the new “two midnight” rule and find ways to block it—whether through negotiation, legislation or litigation.