‘Trust’ will help nursing homes weather ‘incredible storm’ of reform and pay cuts
Apr 19, 2022
Thanks to an enormous proposed Medicare pay cut from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, plus the Biden administration’s sweeping new plans for nursing home reform, operators find themselves...
Congress takes first step toward dulling 2022 Medicare cuts
Dec 08, 2021
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include the results of a Tuesday night House vote. Congress reached a bipartisan deal on Tuesday to stave off some impending Medicare cuts, but it...
Senators reach deal on delaying Medicare sequestration cuts, report says
Mar 25, 2021
Providers likely will get their wished-for delay on 2% Medicare sequester cuts worth billions of dollars extended through the rest of the year, thanks to a deal reached in the Senate.
Lawmakers aiming for yearlong relief from 2% Medicare sequester cut
Mar 16, 2021
The moratorium on the 2% Medicare sequester cuts would be extended through the end of the year under a new proposal from federal lawmakers.
Therapy providers urge Congress to pass new bill that would provide protection from scheduled Medicare...
Dec 14, 2020
Physical, occupational and speech language therapy providers would receive critical relief from the scheduled 9% cut in Medicare payments under newly introduced federal legislation.
Ryan reverses course on targeting Medicare in 2018
Dec 21, 2017
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Wednesday that Medicare reform won’t be a focus for Republicans this spring despite a rash of Democratic warnings about major cuts to the program.
60 seconds with … Rick Matros of Sabra REIT
Jun 01, 2013
Q: Some major REITs are trying to unload their skilled nursing homes, the Wall Street Journal recently reported. What’s Sabra’s position on SNFs?
ACA-mandated cuts will not hit Medicare, official asserts
James M. Berklan
Jun 01, 2013
Because Medicare’s growth rate will not eclipse a certain threshold, the program will be spared from potential Medicare cuts called for in the healthcare reform law, a top government official said.
Long-term care groups protest Obama budget’s $81 billion in Medicare cuts
Apr 11, 2013
The White House’s proposed budget includes $81 billion in Medicare payment reductions to long-term care providers. The reductions would take place over 10 years, as part of the Obama administration’s...
Automatic 2% Medicare cuts begin
Apr 02, 2013
The 2% reduction in Medicare payments known as sequestration began Monday. Providers should begin to see the impact by mid-April. The reductions will affect claims with dates of service or discharge on...