The New Two-Midnight Rule – Scrutiny Delayed until March 31, 2014

CMS indicated on its website in early November that it is extending the implementation period for another three months, until March 31, 2014. The website says that, “in general, CMS will not conduct post-payment patient status reviews for claims with dates of admission of October 1, 2013 thru March 31, 2014.” CMS also issued two new guidance documents on its website that describe selecting and reviewing hospital claims for patient status.

Written by: Emily Grey

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