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EM Coding Alert

Inpatient Coding:

Be Aware of the New Inpatient Definition or Face Denials

Expect exceptions when using the “two-midnight” rule.  In the updated 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) redefined as how inpatient and outpatient are used in a facility setting. If you don’t know the ins and outs of the new, so called “two-midnight” rule, you take the risk that Medicare Part A won’t [...]


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