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Medical necessity: Inpatient admissions and the 2-midnight rule

HIM Briefings, September 1, 2014

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CMS' 2014 IPPS final rule redefined inpatient admissions when it implemented the 2-midnight rule, which requires a validated physician order, documentation of medical necessity, and the expectation of a stay crossing two or more midnights.

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