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Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH) blasted the three-day hospital stay rule during comments to providers Thursday, insisting it would be better to let physicians admit residents directly to skilled care facilities. He spoke during the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care's annual meeting near Washington.
The federal government announced it would reduce a proposed Medicare rate hike for next year. Skilled care operators will now see a $430 million increase rather than the $500 million that had been recommended.
The middle of July gave us quite a dose of ironic juxtaposition.
Skilled nursing facilities unable to provide data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new quality reporting program will have a 90-day window to request an exception or extension, officials said during a recent SNF Open Door Forum call.
The skilled care sector saw occupancy rates and bed supply dip slightly between March and June, new data shows.