What You Need to Know About the Two-Midnight Rule

    December 2013

    In August 2013, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) final rules, including one that requires an inpatient admission to extend more than two midnights for Medicare Part A reimbursement. The rule took effect on October 1, 2013. In this article Squire Sanders lawyers Lisa G. Han and Rachel D. Ludwig explain what you need to know about the two-midnight rule.

    This article is posted with permission from Managed Healthcare Executive.