Jay Rockefeller

Bill calls for pharma to compensate for 'doc fix' solution; would readjust dual-eligibles payment

Bill calls for pharma to compensate for 'doc fix' solution; would readjust dual-eligibles payment

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Senator Jay Rockefeller wants provider groups to support his Medicare Part D plan for a drug rebate bill that calls for money from pharmaceutical companies to replace funds lost from the sustainable growth rate (SGR) removal.

New SGR proposal: Progress or pie in the sky?

New SGR proposal: Progress or pie in the sky?

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I've recently drawn up my plans for the winter, and I'm very excited about what's in store! I'd like to share my ideas with you and get some feedback. Let's call this the "Winter 2014 Agenda: Discussion Draft."

State, CMS pair up on duals

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the state of Illinois are teaming up in a dual eligible payment demonstration.

Senate Finance Chairman accuses long-term care providers of 'gaming' dual-eligible reimbursements

Senate Finance Chairman accuses long-term care providers of 'gaming' dual-eligible reimbursements

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Long-term care providers struck back quickly late last week after the chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee accused them of "gaming" the reimbursement system during a hearing on caring for individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Providers praise Senate Finance Committee for retaining market-basket update in bill

Nursing home providers reacted positively to the release of the Senate Finance Committee's healthcare reform bill Wednesday. They were particularly pleased that the bill would not lower the market-basket update for nursing homes.