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Medicaid Weighs Attaching Strings To Nursing Home Payments to Improve Patient Care

The Biden administration is considering a requirement that the nation’s 15,500 nursing homes spend most of their payments from Medicaid on direct care for residents and limit the amount that is used for operations, maintenance, and capital improvements or diverted to profits.

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Hospitals Penalized Over Rates Of Patients’ Injuries

Hundreds of hospitals across the nation, including a number with sterling reputations for cutting-edge care, will be paid less by Medicare after the federal government pronounced that they had higher rates of infections and patient injuries than others.

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House works on doctor Medicare payments

House leaders work on $213B plan on doc Medicare payments Source: AP – AP Wire Service Mar 17 16:38 Editors Note APNewsNow. By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON— A briefing paper circulating among lawmakers shows that bipartisan House leaders are working on a $213 billion plan to address a problem that’s vexed […]

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Government hikes Medicare Advantage pay estimate

By Tom Murphy
 The government has raised its payment estimate for Medicare Advantage plans months ahead of a busy election season during which cuts to the program promise to be a key focus for politicians and voters. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Monday that 2015 payments to the plans should increase less […]

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House to consider $250 payments to SS recipients

To make up for the lack of a COLA, the House will vote in November — after congressional elections — on a bill to provide $250 payments to Social Security recipients, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

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