Therapy Cap Exceptions Process

No reason to cheer fiscal cliff 'solution'

No reason to cheer fiscal cliff 'solution'

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Should a person be congratulated and backslapped for simply doing his or her job? That's the question that should be on people's minds today as they ponder what has happened with fiscal cliff negotiations.

AHCA members flying to Washington to lobby for cancellation of funding cuts

AHCA members flying to Washington to lobby for cancellation of funding cuts

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As fiscal cliff negotiations continue, nine state chapters of the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living have sent representatives to meet with lawmakers in the nation's capital.

Therapy cap exceptions process must be extended, advocates urge

Members of a Congressional conference committee need to authorize the longest possible exceptions extension for Medicare Part B therapy services, according to a coalition of therapy advocates.

Congress votes to prevent whopping physician pay cut

Congress votes to prevent whopping physician pay cut

The House and Senate voted Friday morning to pass a two-month extension of the so-called "doc fix," preventing a scheduled 27.4% cut in Medicare payments for physicians.

New 'doc fix' solution could be on the way following House vote on payroll tax cut bill

New 'doc fix' solution could be on the way following House vote on payroll tax cut bill

Amidst a wave of criticism from provider groups and patient advocates after the vote, Reps. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) and Michael Burgess (R-TN) indicated they are in favor of developing a stand-alone "doc fix" bill in a separate conference committee. Both men are physicians.

LTC groups urge Congress to pass a therapy cap extension

LTC groups urge Congress to pass a therapy cap extension

Congress should extend the therapy caps exception process for medically necessary Medicare Part B outpatient therapy services, several long-term care groups said Tuesday.

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