Tax

LeadingAge to battle tax plan

LeadingAge to battle tax plan

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Nonprofit providers could be ravaged by a Republican tax plan winding its way through Congress, industry leaders said in November.

Providers 'disappointed' as tax reform bill passes Senate

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The GOP's tax reform bill was passed by the Senate in a vote just before 2 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, sparking criticism from long-term care provider groups and consumer advocates alike for its potential impact on healthcare.

Tax reform bill could devastate Medicaid, Medicare, groups warn

Tax reform bill could devastate Medicaid, Medicare, groups warn

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With a Senate vote on the GOP's tax reform bill expected to come before the end of the week, advocacy groups are urging lawmakers to reject the legislation for its potentially "drastic" effect on Medicare and Medicaid.

Medicare cuts, individual mandate repeal rolled into GOP tax bill

Medicare cuts, individual mandate repeal rolled into GOP tax bill

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Republican Senators on Tuesday added a provision to their tax overhaul bill that would roll back the individual insurance mandate included in the Affordable Care Act.

GOP budget that cuts $1 trillion from Medicaid over next decade may be smokescreen

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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.

Medical device tax could crimp long-term care supplies, hike cost, dampen innovation, expert says

Medical device tax could crimp long-term care supplies, hike cost, dampen innovation, expert says

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A medical device excise tax scheduled to hit Jan. 1 is causing uncertainty among manufacturers and providers, a healthcare expert said Monday.

Repeal excise tax on medical devices, letters state

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.

Florida nursing homes given creative option to avoid budget ax

Nursing home owners in Florida have been breathing easier since the Legislature decided not to reduce funding for the 460-plus facilities.

CMS final rule lowers ceiling on provider taxes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a rule that reduces maximum allowable provider taxes to 5.5%.