Medicare's Two-Midnight Rule Overview

CME/CE Information 

Release Date: 11/14/2017 Expiration Date: 12/31/2018 Credit Type: CME and CPE Number of Credits: 1.00 

Speaker: Dr. Ronald Rembert, Jr., Team Lead; R1 Physician Advisory Services 

Faculty/Course Director/Planners: have disclosed that they and their spouse/partner have no affiliations, arrangements, or financial agreements which could be perceived as potential conflicts of interest. 

Provider Statement: St. Vincent’s Health System is an accredited provider of continuing medical, nursing and pharmacy education. The Ascension CE Department is accredited by MASA and ACPE. 

Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: 

Interdisciplinary Team:

  • Summarize the 2 Midnight Rule and different levels of care guidelines 
  •  Identify documentation required to support inpatient admission 
  • Review application of the 2MN rule: observation and inpatient compliance 
  • Understand the areas of risk/opportunities

Target Audience This activity is designed for physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals. 

Gap in Knowledge: 

  • Lack of knowledge about the problem(s) 
  • Lack strategies to apply knowledge to practice (competence) 

Learning Format: 

Case-based, interactive live activity including assessment questions 

Statement of Educational Method: The educational information is presented in one written module consisting with a post-test. Please review and reflect on the Power Point presentation and the written test. After studying the material, please complete the course posttest and the evaluation. 

Statement of Evaluation Instrument: The activity post- test and evaluation instrument are required for credit. Learners must earn an 75% correct rate on the post-test to receive credit. 

Medium Used: The educational information is presented in a written format. . Estimated Time to Complete Enduring Material: 1.0 hours 

Confidentiality Statement: The Ascension Continuing Education (CE) Department of St. Vincent’s Health System respects and values your privacy and the confidentiality of the information you choose to share with us. We are committed to protection of this information and will assure your privacy when participating in any CME/CE activities. 

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Commercial Support: No commercial support was accepted for this activity



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