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2-Midnight Benchmark for Inpatient Hospital Admissions
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

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Description
This MLN Connects™ National Provider Call provides an overview of the inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria (also known as the 2-Midnight Rule) that was released on August 2, 2013 in the FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System/Long-Term Care Hospital final rule (CMS-1599-F). CMS will present case scenarios on the application of the rule to sample medical records. Following the presentation, CMS will address frequently asked questions received from providers.

Agenda
Summary of the 2-Midnight Rule
Case example presentation
Question and answer session

Target Audience
Hospitals, physicians and non-physician practitioners, case managers, medical and specialty societies, and other healthcare professionals.

Presentation
The presentation for this call will be posted at least one day in advance of the call on the MLN Connects™ National Provider Calls and Events web page. Select the call date and scroll to the "Call Materials" section to locate the slide presentation. A link to the audio recording and written transcript of this call will be posted under the "Calls Materials" section in approximately 2 weeks following the call.

Speakers
Melanie Combs-Dyer, Acting Director, Provider Compliance Group
Dr. Michael Handrigan, Medical Officer, Provider Compliance Group
Dr. Alcia Williams, Medical Officer, Provider Compliance Group
Dr. Pamela Villanyi, Health Insurance Specialist, Provider Compliance Group
Jennifer Dupee, Nurse Consultant, Provider Compliance Group
Jennifer Phillips, Nurse Consultant, Provider Compliance Group

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