Two Midnight Rule – CMS requiring co-signature

As a result of a recent CMS clarification of the Two Midnight Rule, beginning Thursday, Nov. 13, "Place Patient in Bed and Update Patient Status" orders in Epic@UNC will require co-signature from the attending on the treatment team when placed by a resident or advanced practice provider.

Attendings, please be aware of this change, as the orders needing co-signature will appear in your InBasket. Residents and APPs, please be sure to select the appropriate attending in the “Cosigners” field when placing the order.

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