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The ACA and Medicaid

April 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
blog

After months of political leverage on repealing the Affordable Care Act, the GOP decided to ditch its new House bill without voting on it. Now what?

The repeal and replace bill: Medicaid's most dangerous enemy?

March 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
blog

The GOP's long-awaited bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is here--but its vision may be dangerously shortsighted.

New federal rules for home health agencies

February 15, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
news

Federal regulations, set to go into effect in July, would require the more than 12,000 home health agencies participating in Medicare and Medicaid be more responsive--and responsible--for patients and caregivers. 

CMS applauds readmission reduction

January 20, 2017  |  Robert Gatty
article

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has seen a substantial decline in hospitalization admissions among Medicare beneficiaries in long-term care. 

Medicare Part B outpatient drug payment cancelled

December 22, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will not move forward with a mandatory five-year Medicare initiative that would have tested new ways to pay for outpatient drugs under Medicare Part B.

LTC industry: Get back to basics ahead of Trump Adminstration

December 12, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
article

There may be regulatory changes ahead for the long-term care industry under a Trump Administration and Republican-led Congress, but Cynthia Morton says the best thing long-term care facilities can do is to keep doing what they've always done: take care of...

21st Century Cures Act includes ambitious health care spending

December 11, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news
Both parties of Congress agree more money needs to be spent on cancer research, mental health, precision medicine, BRAIN initiatives, the opioid epidemic and regulating medical software. 

GOP, Trump regime met with optimism

December 9, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
article

AHCA/NCAL anticipates—and looks forward to—expected regulatory relief and repeal under the new Republican-led White House and Congress.

Medicare crunch time with Trump administration, Part II

December 1, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
article

Contributor Robert Gatty ponders whether sweeping reforms are ahead as President-elect Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet and Republicans retain majority in Congress. 

One-on-one with...Cynthia Morton

November 28, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
article

What's in store for long-term care in 2017? Cynthia Morton, Executive Vice President of NASL, talks about coming regulations and policy changes, including how a Trump administration could affect Medicaid.

Trump picks healthcare leader, plans for healthcare reform

November 11, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

Three days after the U.S. election, President-elect Trump has announced his choice to lead the healthcare segment of his transition team.

Medicare crunch time with Trump administration?

November 10, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
article

The next administration will have to cut back on Medicare spending and fraud. Contributor Robert Gatty speculates whether lawmakers will crack down on avoidable hospital admissions.

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