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I have written a lot in the past about the two-midnight rule exception for physician judgment of the need for inpatient admission with an expectation of a stay of under two midnights. As a reminder, when the two-midnight rule was first adopted, the only approved exceptions to the two-midnight expectation…
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be changing the criteria for short-stay audits in April, according to KePRO, one of the Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), which posted the announcement on its home Web page.“CMS is changing the selection process for medical records for short-stay reviews,” the…