Once again, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has delayed the enforcement of its controversial two-midnight rule.  On April 1st, the agency announced that it would postpone enforcement of the rule until April 30th, an additional month after the previous deadline, in order to give Congress additional time to

With enforcement of the Two-Midnight Rule delayed through September 30, 2014, providers should ensure that they are sufficiently documenting the basis for inpatient admissions. As a condition of payment for hospital inpatient services under Medicare Part A, section 1814(a) of the Social Security Act requires physicians to certify that it is medically necessary for such