Diane Black

Setting up an ACO a dangerous business proposition for many providers, lawmaker says

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Don't count Rep. Diane Black among the supporters of the current model for accountable care organizations. The Tennessee Republican said late last week that it's too risky for providers who wish to participate.

ACO bill in House would waive 3-midnight requirement for skilled nursing care

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Certain Accountable Care Organizations would be able to send Medicare beneficiaries to a skilled nursing facility without a prior hospital stay under a bipartisan bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives.

Profile: A rare bird in Congress

Profile: A rare bird in Congress

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When Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) was around 4 years old, she asked for a doctor's kit. But growing up in a working class family in Glen Burnie, MD, the future nurse and Congressman didn't know how to pursue her healthcare dreams.

60 seconds with ... Rep. Diane Black

60 seconds with ... Rep. Diane Black

Q: You recently introduced a bipartisan bill to create a bundled payment system that would give a lump sum to acute and post-acute providers for a single episode of care. What makes your plan different?

Providers storm Capitol Hill to lobby for favorable Medicare, Medicaid funding

Providers storm Capitol Hill to lobby for favorable Medicare, Medicaid funding

Pushing for less drastic cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, more than 400 long-term care operators visited their lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Thursday as part of the American Health Care Association's annual Congressional Briefing.