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MCH-023: Maternity Length of Stay

Maternity Length of Stay: The Wisconsin Medical Society supports:

  • Federal law and perinatal discharge of mothers and infants should be determined only by the clinical judgment of attending physicians and not by economic considerations.
  • Physicians should not be penalized by insurers or other third-party payers for their length of stay decisions. (HOD, 0416)