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Acute Inpatient vs Observation Levels of Care Navigating Patient Admission Status

A thought-leadership discussion about acute inpatient and observation levels of care and the commercial, Medicare and Medicaid guidelines that govern these short hospital stays. AllMed Vice President and Medical Director, Kathryn Kolonic, DO, MPH, CPHQ leads a discussion with an expert panel.


  • Bill Rifkin, MD, FACP – Associate Vice President & Managing Editor, MCG
  • Rajan Lakhia, DO – Executive Medical Director and Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, The Christ Hospital Health Network
  • Meaghan Klassen, MBA, MSN, RN, CMCN – Director of Operations, AllMed Healthcare Management

In this webinar, you will learn about the differences between acute inpatient and observation levels of care, the considerations for admitting at these different levels, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Two-Midnight Rule. The panel discusses the commercial and CMS guidelines and the impact these levels of care have on insurance coverage, cost-sharing expenses, and patient payment obligations. You’ll also hear the results of the recent AllMed Interrater Reliability (IRR) exercise examining acute inpatient and observation levels of care.

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