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‘Bed tax’ reform threat looms

Nursing homes could be hurt if the federal government lowers the Medicaid provider tax safe harbor threshold to reduce the national deficit, according to a January report from the Congressional Research Service.

White House will not touch Medicaid in proposed budget

White House will not touch Medicaid in proposed budget

The Obama administration will not cut Medicaid spending in its upcoming 2014 budget proposal, according to senior White House advisor Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council. Sperling spoke Thursday at a Washington, D.C., event sponsored by Families USA, an advocacy group for healthcare consumers.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Medicare, Medicaid fight could take center stage after debt ceiling extension

Medicare and Medicaid funds could face steep cuts in the House of Representatives’ 2014 budget. GOP congressional leaders have promised dramatic spending reductions to rally conservative support for a three-month extension of the nation’s debt ceiling without the condition of spending cuts. With a debt ceiling extension approved, legislators likely would tackle sequestration cuts scheduled to take effect March 1.

A nudge toward budgeting

There is many a manager who has been told “work on the budget” and left to sink or swim. If that’s different in your facility — that is, if each nurse manager is giving a course in the budgeting — I congratulate you. Otherwise, I have a helpful recommendation.

A nudge toward budgeting

There is many a manager who has been told “work on the budget” and left to sink or swim. If that’s different in your facility — that is, if each nurse manager is giving a course in the budgeting — I congratulate you. Otherwise, I have a helpful recommendation.

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