Tim Mullaney

Tim Mullaney

Associate Editor

Tim Mullaney came to McKnight's in 2013 from the content marketing firm Brafton. He has also taught writing as a lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned his MFA.

Most Recent Articles by Tim Mullaney

Medicare penalties far exceed bonus payments to hospitals, analysis finds

Recently implemented Medicare penalties are having a greater impact on hospitals than newly available bonuses, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis.

Appeals court keeps observation stay case alive, questions the role of doctors

Medicare beneficiaries can continue to press their case that hospitals' observation stay practices are violating patient rights, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

Lengthy 'doc fix' hearing could mean bad news for provider payments

Lengthy 'doc fix' hearing could mean bad news for provider payments

Long-term care providers could have good reason to worry that forthcoming Medicare reforms could cut into their reimbursements, following a two-day hearing on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers reiterated pledges to permanently change the way physician payment rates are calculated. They also emphasized that provider reimbursement cuts and beneficiary cost-sharing might very well be needed due to the price-tag on the policy shift.

Providers, Senate leader focus on long-term care financing after State of the Union address

The White House and Congress should work together to ensure that older Americans have necessary financial resources, including for long-term care, provider associations and prominent lawmakers said in response to Tuesday's State of the Union address.

Supreme Court appears divided on whether providers can sue for higher Medicaid rates

The Supreme Court appears to be split over the question of whether healthcare providers have a right to sue states over low Medicaid rates, court watchers noted after oral arguments on Tuesday.

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