LTC, other healthcare sectors to blitz administration about sequestration cuts, possible alternatives
Nov 09, 2012
When President Obama speaks today about mandated sequestration cuts to Medicare funding, he is expected to set off the most intense period of lobbying yet among healthcare providers. Long-term care stakeholders...
‘Tis nursing home conference season
Oct 22, 2010
It’s hard to believe we’re in the midst of another conference season. The American Health Care Association’s annual meeting already has passed and the American Association of Homes and...
AHCA gears up for annual therapy caps fight, pushes to reform therapy rule
Oct 13, 2010
As the end of the year approaches, long-term care providers will be lobbying to extend the therapy caps exceptions process, which is set to end Dec. 31. Another therapy issue—a proposed rule to reduce...
Groundhog Day for Medicare physician payment cuts
Apr 14, 2010
There’s a game called the “temporary doc fix.” Congress plays it every year and I’m beginning to tire of it.
Senate passes bill extending FMAP, therapy caps exceptions process
Mar 11, 2010
The Senate Wednesday passed a pivotal bill that would extend for six months the temporary increase in states Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP). It also would extend the Medicare Part B therapy...
Senate takes out therapy caps, physician pay provisions from jobs bill
Feb 16, 2010
Just hours after unveiling a jobs bill that would extend the therapy caps exceptions process and delay a pay cut for Medicare physicians, Senate leaders last week scrapped it in favor of a bill that contains...
Senators propose stop-gap measure on implementation of Medicare Part B therapy caps
Feb 05, 2010
One bipartisan group of senators is petitioning Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to postpone implementation of the cap on Medicare Part B outpatient therapy reimbursements.
Extension of therapy caps exceptions process hinges on healthcare reform passage
Jan 08, 2010
Whether or not you are a fan of healthcare reform, here’s one reason Congress should pass it: It would extend the therapy caps exceptions process.