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MedPAC recommends to Congress a 30 percent reduction in Medicare payment rates for services provided in certain hospital off-campus emergency departments

In its June 2018 Report to the Congress the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommends that Congress reduce Medicare Type A emergency department payment rates by 30 percent for services furnished in hospital off-campus emergency departments that are located within six miles of a hospital on-campus emergency department.  MedPAC also recommends that Congress should enable … Continue reading

Senate Republicans consider options for ending Medicaid expansion, projected insurer participation in 2018 health insurance exchanges; MedPAC report to Congress

Republican Senators previously appointed by Senate GOP leadership reportedly are continuing to draft Senate health care legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without any scheduled committee hearings on the bill. While the text of the Senate health care bill remains undisclosed, Republican Senators have reportedly been working to reach a consensus … Continue reading
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