Sept. 24—Learn more about conditions for Medicare Part A payment for inpatient admissions, including the two-midnight benchmark, during a free educational call hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this Thursday.

CMS will host "Special Open Door Forum: Final Rule CMS-1599-F: Discussion of the Hospital Inpatient Admission Order and Certification; 2 Midnight Benchmark for Inpatient Hospital Admissions" from 2-3 p.m. EDT Thursday.

The forum will enable hospital leaders, practitioners, and other interested parties to ask questions about the criteria for Medicare Part A admissions that were released Aug. 2 in the FY14 Inpatient Prospective Payment System/Long-Term Care Hospital final rule.

To participate, call (800) 837-1935 and enter conference identification number 68257949 just before the start of the conference.

For more information, see the Special Open Door Forums website.

Publication Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013