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Report identifies AHCA could result in nearly $9 billion Medicaid funding disparities in South...

A new report released this week outlines the potential for significant funding disparities between states that expanded Medicaid (expansion states) when compared to states...
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New survey and certification letter on water management

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted a Survey and Certification Letter that outlines the responsibilities of health care providers, including Medicare-certified Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), to develop and implement water management policies and procedures to reduce the risk of growth and spread of Legionella and other opportunistic pathogens in building water systems.
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Hospices: Review First Provider Preview Reports by June 30

Provider Preview Reports for the Hospice Item Set (HIS) are available with Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016, data. Providers who believe their quality measure results are inaccurate can request a CMS review until June 30.
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Senate continues work on AHCA

The U.S. Senate returned from recess to tackle the issue of passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA). It now appears that majority leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., intends to complete work and have the Senate vote on the bill by the end of June to avoid weighing down the rest of Republicans’ agenda.

Senate continues work on AHCA … Urgent call to action!

The U.S. Senate returned from recess to tackle the issue of passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA).  It now appears that majority leader...
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CBO releases updated score for AHCA

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated scoring of the House version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The updated...

Senate committees continue work on AHCA

With the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score known, the Senate has the framework to draft its version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA)...

CBO: House-passed version of AHCA would increase number of uninsured to 23M by 2026

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Wednesday scored the House-passed version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), saying the legislation would increase the number of uninsured people by 23 million in 2026 relative to current law. The report from the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) said the bill would result in 14 million more uninsured people in 2018.
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Changes to VA Choice program could strengthen access

Proposed changes to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Choice program would improve access to long-term care services for veterans closer to home....
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Medicare Hospital Wage Index review for 2018

Medicare Hospital Wage Index and Occupational Mix Data Analysis reports for 2018 will be released in the near future. Members are advised to review...