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AAHKS Interprets “Two-Midnight Rule” for TKA

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Following the announcement that total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is being removed from the inpatient only list in the most recent CMS CY18 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems (HOPPS) rule, AAHKS and our regulatory firm Epstein Becker & Green discussed with CMS Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group staff the interpretation of the “Two-Midnight Rule” for TKA procedures. Visit the Practice Management section of the AAHKS website for complete details.


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