Therapy Cap

Also in the News for Wednesday, Dec. 20

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Coalition asks Congress to extend hold on therapy caps for Part B beneficiaries ... Former cop charged with stealing fentanyl patches — from nursing home patients' bodies ... Screening could prevent a quarter of hip fractures in older women

House to vote on skilled nursing facility readmissions penalties, ICD-10 extension

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Skilled nursing facilities could see reimbursements tied to their number of hospital readmissions starting in 2018, under Medicare legislation announced by House and Senate leaders Wednesday. The bill also would delay the transition to the ICD-10 coding system for a year and prevent scheduled payment cuts to physicians.

Long-term care wants its own 'fix' if docs get one

Long-term care wants its own 'fix' if docs get one

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If you hang around long enough, you learn there are only two things long-term care providers fear after Republicans and Democrats. That would be hospitals and doctors.