Doc fix bill once again is less than LTC field had hoped for
May 01, 2014
A measure President Barack Obama signed into law does a lot more for doctors than it does for long-term care operators.
Sleeper measures could cut Medicare payments to skilled care operators
Mar 31, 2014
As far as skilled care is concerned, most recent reporting on a major Medicare bill has all but overlooked what’s in the bill for the sector. And it’s not trivial.
Bill affecting skilled nursing facility payments, ICD-10 deadline passes House in controversial vote
Mar 28, 2014
A bill linking skilled nursing facilities’ Medicare payments to hospital readmissions passed the House of Representatives Thursday, through a voting method that provoked outrage from some legislators....
Congress passes a bill to extend Medicare cuts an additional year
Feb 14, 2014
The Senate has passed a bill to extend 2% cuts to Medicare reimbursements for an additional year, and the measure now is headed to the White House for President Obama’s signature.
Docs might get a raise, and long-term care might get a bill
Feb 10, 2014
Major League teams don’t celebrate World Series victories midway through the season. But politicians do the equivalent all the time. Consider a revised Medicare payment plan that was joyously unveiled...
Pay cuts could wipe out labs, hurt nursing homes
James M. Berklan
Feb 05, 2014
When it comes to worries about how Medicare doctors will be paid, nursing home operators have thought they should stand at the front of a long and anxious line. Truth be told, they have some stiff competition...
LTC to be a victim of the latest ‘doc fix’ proposal?
James M. Berklan
Dec 01, 2013
Now, even three or four years down the road, the impression of the long-term care leader cowering like a guilty child is haunting.
Bill repealing Sustainable Growth Rate passes House committee
Aug 02, 2013
A bill that would repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate and effectively end the need for the “doc fix,” passed a house committee on Wednesday. The Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement...
‘Doc fix’ bill calls attention to need for therapy fix, NASL leader says
Jul 29, 2013
Provider groups are urging lawmakers to address outpatient therapy payments in addition to fixes to Medicare’s physician payment system, according to Cynthia Morton, executive vice president of the...
Medicare ‘doc fix’ clears hurdle in the House, but providers still have questions
Jul 24, 2013
A House of Representatives subcommittee has approved legislation reforming physician payments through Medicare. The bill passed out of the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health by voice vote on Tuesday,...