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CMS Extends “Probe and Educate” Period for Two Midnight Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on January 31, 2014  that it will extend the review process period for its controversial Two Midnight Rule through September 30, 2014. In recent months, CMS has held several provider calls to provide clarification on the rule, including a recent MLN Connects call to help providers understand the impact.

This new extension of the review process was scheduled to end on March 31, 2014, however, CMS will have MACs review claims for this process for an additional 6 months – through September 30, 2014.

To learn more, visit the CMS website.