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New Medicare Cards

CMS is removing Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from Medicare cards to help fight identity theft and safeguard taxpayer dollars. Providers must be ready by April...

Republican leaders fail to advance ACA repeal legislation

Senate Republicans early Friday morning failed to advance a scaled-back plan or “skinny” version to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed by a...
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CMS proposes 2018 and 2019 payment changes for home health

The CMS proposed rule updates the home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) payment rates, including the national, standardized 60-day episode payment rates, the national...

Senate votes to start debate on legislation to repeal parts of the ACA

The Senate Tuesday approved a procedural motion to proceed to debate on legislation to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by the...

FCC to hold listening sessions on broadband use in health care

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connect2Health Task Force has announced it will convene several virtual listening sessions over several weeks, starting the week of...

Procedural vote on health care reform expected today

Senate Republicans plan to hold a crucial vote today to begin debate on health care reform. The vote comes as the Senate Parliamentarian ruled...

Senate vote anticipated on ACA “Repeal” legislation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has indicated he will bring to the Senate floor early next week a Motion to Proceed to a...

McConnell pulls ACA legislation; Repeal “only” option stalls

The long awaited Republican effort to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act, (ACA) appears to have come to an end. Monday,...
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DOL elects not to defend white collar overtime rule

In a court filing on June 30, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) under the Trump administration signaled that it would no longer defend...

New antimicrobial stewardship resource for critical access hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a new antimicrobial stewardship resource for small and Critical Access Hospitals that was guided by providers in...