When is a meager pay hike viewed as welcome news? When the source of that increase — namely, the federal government — seems intent on making cuts almost everywhere else.
Proponents of a bill to cut out the "observation stay" Medicare loophole got a boost from a House of Representatives member Wednesday.
A bipartisan group of House and Senate members have proposed legislation that would ensure that seniors have access to skilled nursing care after being hospitalized for observation.
Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) has introduced legislation that would allow hospital "observation status" to count toward the requisite three-day hospital stay for Medicare-funded nursing home care.