The House passed a budget proposal on Thursday that would slash roughly $1 trillion from the Medicaid program over the course of 10 years. But representatives aren't planning on seeing those cuts through, according to some observers.
A medical device excise tax scheduled to hit Jan. 1 is causing uncertainty among manufacturers and providers, a healthcare expert said Monday.
More than 400 organizations and companies have sent letters to House and Senate leaders asking for the repeal of a 2.3% medical device excise tax. The tax is scheduled to begin in 2013. If enacted, it would cost vendors more than $2.7 billion each year, letters warn.
Nursing home owners in Florida have been breathing easier since the Legislature decided not to reduce funding for the 460-plus facilities.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a rule that reduces maximum allowable provider taxes to 5.5%.