Both houses of Congress now officially are considering bills to standardize assessments across various post-acute care provider types. The House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees introduced companion versions of the "Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014" Thursday, after releasing a draft in March.
Nursing home providers Wednesday commended the House for passing a bill that would eliminate the one-year delay to the RUG-IV case-mix classification system.
Some of nursing homes' heartiest advocates on Capitol Hill are against the healthcare reform law. Three such lawmakers addressed members at the American Health Care Association's annual briefing in Washington, D.C.