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Health care reform discussions continue in U.S. Senate; CMS issues multiple rules relevant to payments to and policies for hospitals, hospices, and skilled nursing facilities

On August 1, Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Minority Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions announced that the committee will hold hearings the week of September 4th on actions that Congress could take in an attempt to stabilize and strengthen the individual insurance markets in … Continue reading

House Committee on Energy and Commerce seeks comments on changes to payments for services furnished in hospital new off-campus outpatient departments

On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Act). Section 603 of the Act reduces Medicare payments to newly-enrolled provider-based, off-campus hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs), off-campus defined as a facility that is more than 250 yards from a hospital’s main buildings or a remote location of a hospital. … Continue reading
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