Whitepaper: Despite Efforts to Address Provider Concerns, Compliance with Two-Midnight Rule Remains Elusive

Author: 

Patricia K. Ruiz, J.D.

Published Date: 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

This white paper details the billing differences between inpatient and observation status—as well as the impact it has on beneficiaries' access to care—to explain why hospitalists need to have a better understanding of how to determine the proper level of care for a patient under CMS rules. It also covers providers' concerns regarding the Two-Midnight Rule and includes guidance for hospitalists who want to improve their application of observation rules to receive the full benefit of Medicare reimbursements.