Congress mulls Medicaid-Medicare pay parity, and end of ‘doc fixes’
Mar 16, 2015
Long-term care providers are closely monitoring two major lawmaking efforts in Washington this week that have both chambers of Congress debating a plan to end annual Medicare cuts and abolish painful “fixes”...
Ryan budget proposal would hurt nursing home residents on Medicaid, critics charge
Apr 02, 2014
A Republican budget plan unveiled in the House of Representatives Tuesday would slash healthcare spending by $732 billion over the next decade, in part by reengineering Medicaid. The proposed changes could...
Budget deal extends Medicare’s 2% cuts
Jan 09, 2014
Long-term care providers face an additional two years of reduced Medicare reimbursements under a federal budget compromise hammered out in December.
Ryan, Murray strike budget deal that would extend Medicare sequestration cuts
Dec 11, 2013
Top House and Senate budget negotiators have carved out a deal that would end many parts of the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, but long-term care providers would face an additional...
Murray, Ryan begin budget negotiations as long-term care providers analyze White House plan
Apr 12, 2013
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) met Wednesday to discuss budget negotiations. The architects of the House and Senate budgets had a “constructive discussion” and are “working...
Debate over healthcare spending continues as House, Senate pass budgets
Mar 25, 2013
Both houses of Congress passed budgets late last week, setting up the next phase of the ongoing debate over healthcare spending.
Time to pick your fantasy teams for … funding
James M. Berklan
Aug 13, 2011
Now that we know there will be an NFL season, fantasy football leagues are roaring into shape around the land. I would have loved to be in the “war room” to hear the give-and-take for drafting...