Hospital Inpatient Admissions Hit Record Lows

Hospital inpatient stays have reached record low levels since the two-midnight rule implementation, according to a new analysis from researchers associated with Citigroup.  Inpatient admission to hospitals declined 4.5% in November since the same time last year.  In addition, only 5% of respondents “reported year-over-year growth” in admissions; the same figure was 22% in October.  The factors causing these decreases in admissions include not only the two-midnight rule but also the problems surrounding healthcare.gov, the insurance mandate in the ACA, and the “cumulative impact of changing physician employment and payment models.”

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