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CMS transmittals clarify removal of total knee arthroplasty from the inpatient-only list and the 2-midnight rule

In the 2018 OPPS final rule, CMS removed total knee arthroplasty (TKA) from the inpatient-only (IPO) list effective January 1, 2018. Although some guidance was provided at the time, providers and physicians alike were left confused with a significant number of questions regarding documentation and inpatient status

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