Jim Renacci

Companion bills target 'unfair' hospital readmission policies

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House and Senate lawmakers on Tuesday double-teamed Congress with companion bills aimed at mitigating hospital readmission penalties — a positive move for nursing homes because it would ease the invariable scrutiny that surrounds readmitted low-income and dual-eligible patients.

House bill would ease readmissions penalties for hospitals that treat many dual eligibles and low-income seniors

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Hospitals that treat a high percentage of patients eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid would get a break on readmissions penalties if a new bill in the House of Representatives were to become law. Dual eligible beneficiaries have low incomes, are likely to have chronic or complex conditions, and often reside in long-term care facilities.

Bill eases 3-day rule for many operators

Bill eases 3-day rule for many operators

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Above-average skilled nursing facilities may become exempted from Medicare's prior hospitalization requirement, per legislation from Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH).

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.