Joe Courtney

Medicare rates will increase 2% in 2015

Medicare rates will increase 2% in 2015

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When is a meager pay hike viewed as welcome news? When the source of that increase — namely, the federal government — seems intent on making cuts almost everywhere else.

Lawmaker touts legislation fighting 'observation stay' Medicare loophole

Lawmaker touts legislation fighting 'observation stay' Medicare loophole

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Proponents of a bill to cut out the "observation stay" Medicare loophole got a boost from a House of Representatives member Wednesday.

Bill would correct post-hospitalization Medicare loophole

A bipartisan group of House and Senate members have proposed legislation that would ensure that seniors have access to skilled nursing care after being hospitalized for observation.

Courtney's bill would take into account 'observation status' for Medicare-funded nursing home care

Courtney's bill would take into account 'observation status' for Medicare-funded nursing home care

Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) has introduced legislation that would allow hospital "observation status" to count toward the requisite three-day hospital stay for Medicare-funded nursing home care.