Health Law Webinar—Dispelling Widespread Misunderstandings of the Two-Midnight Rule


10-11 a.m. PT
11 a.m.-12 p.m. MT
12-1 p.m. CT
1-2 p.m. ET


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Hosted By: Fredrikson & Byron’s Health Law Group

Presenter: David M. Glaser

Cost: Free 

Program Description:

The Two-Midnight Rule is arguably one of the easiest Medicare rules to explain: if the doctor expects a patient to require two nights of hospital care, the patient should be admitted as an inpatient. But it will be easy to fill an hour discussing how government contractors, consultants and hospital UR teams have frequently misinterpreted the rule, mistakenly applying other tests like InterQual or MCG to determine Medicare patient status. One UPIC has wrongly denied claims because the patient “only” needed an outpatient level of care during multi-day stays.

Our July Health Law Webinar will explain the Two-Midnight Rule, and more importantly, debunk some of the misinformation surrounding it. It will also explore the legal argument that Medicare Advantage Plans should be required to follow the Two-Midnight Rule.

Continuing Education:

We have applied for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for this program in Iowa and Minnesota. Please contact Greta Larson at if you are an attorney licensed in another state and would like information about obtaining CLE accreditation.

We have also applied for Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) credits through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® and our application is currently pending their review for approval.

Live webcast participants will receive an email upon program approval for CLE and HCCA credits.

Platform Details:

This webcast is held using ON24. Read more about the minimum system requirements here.




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