House votes to delay 2% Medicare sequestration cuts, but Senate battle and another 4% reduction loom
Mar 22, 2021
A bill to delay a 2% across-the-board cut to Medicare that would affect all of its providers passed the House of Representatives in a bipartisan vote Friday. But its future remains murky.
Providers seek extension of 2% Medicare sequester cut relief through 2021
Oct 23, 2020
Four of the nation’s top provider groups representing long-term care, home health and hospitals are calling on Congress to extend a moratorium on the 2% Medicare sequester cuts into 2021 and for the...
$1.96 billion nursing homes cut will force hard look at regulation, payment, experts say
Feb 12, 2018
The federal budget deal struck last week will squeeze nursing homes tighter than ever, advocates said as they began strategizing about how to stem the damage.
White House budget could include surprises Monday
Jan 29, 2015
Long-term care providers will be among the Americans especially interested Monday to learn what President Obama will include in his 2016 budget proposal.
States can designate more nursing homes in urgent need of quality improvement, government says
Apr 22, 2014
The federal government is reactivating the special focus facility program for nursing homes with quality issues, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced. The program was minimized due...
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.
Stability sought via budget deal
James M. Berklan
Jan 17, 2014
Providers are likely looking forward to a fiscal 2014 with generally stable funding sources and no repeat of a government shutdown. The Senate was expected to vote on and pass a massive $1.1 trillion government...
Congress passes budget that would extend Medicare cuts, soften sequestration
Dec 19, 2013
A bipartisan budget deal is on the verge of becoming law, after being passed by the U.S. Senate in a 64-36 vote on Wednesday. Long-term care leaders called for passage of the two-year spending plan after...
Long-term care leaders support passage of budget deal
Dec 12, 2013
Prominent long-term care provider associations registered support for a bipartisan budget deal being considered by Congress this week, despite the fact that it would extend a period of reduced Medicare...
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...