We are over a month into 2022 and have already billed the first month of the 15% reduction in therapy reimbursement for our Medicare patients. You’ll recall that Jan. 1, 2022, was the day that Medicare Part...
New ATRA cut to Medicare Part B Therapy Payments latest destabilizing blow to spector
Alan G. Rosenbloom
Feb 13, 2013
With $9 billion in Budget Relief Act sequester cuts to the U.S. skilled nursing facility (SNF) sector now just weeks away following the latest cut of at least $600 million in Medicare Part B therapy payments...
Latest funding deal sidesteps fiscal cliff
Feb 01, 2013
Providers generally lauded a deal that kept the nation from going over the so-called fiscal cliff in January. Spared were automatic Medicare cuts to physicians and facilities.
The road to the RUG-IV-related repeal
Dec 10, 2010
Some good news—and just in time for the holidays. Nursing home providers can ring in 2011 knowing that residents will not be denied Medicare Part B outpatient therapy and the RUG-IV system won’t...
A new hit to therapy providers
Jul 09, 2010
Another proposed rehab rule threatens to cut significant revenues from long-term care providers.
Groups ask congressional leaders to extend nine Medicare provisions beyond 2010
May 24, 2010
Several healthcare groups, including the American Health Care Association, last week urged congressional leaders to address “harmful Medicare policies” set to take effect Jan. 1, 2011.
The Senate Budget Committee Thursday approved a fiscal year 2011 budget resolution that freezes discretionary spending through fiscal year 2013 for most federal programs, including healthcare. But the...
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...
Lawmakers have a lot to answer for when providers make Hill visits Tuesday
Feb 19, 2010
When long-term care providers hit Capitol Hill Tuesday their congressmen better be prepared.