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Hospices would need to undergo an inspection every three years under a bill introduced by a New York congressman.
A bill that would establish a minimum direct care nurse staffing hours at Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities was introduced by an Illinois congresswoman last week.
Long-term care provider groups said at a congressional briefing Thursday that they want a Medicare policy on observation stays in hospitals to be changed.
The Department of Health and Human Services has updated federal matching rates for state Medicaid programs for the Jan. 1 through June 30 period.