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GOP senators are not likely to support another bipartisan coronavirus recovery bill.  The U.S. House of Representatives flew into town last Friday and passed a $3 trillion stimulus package, called the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, on mostly partisan lines. You might say that the bill…
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A familiar development emerges amid unprecedented regulatory change.   Amid unprecedented regulatory upheaval recently instilled by the ongoing COVID-19 viral pandemic, federal officials unveiled a familiar sight earlier this week, when they issued a new proposed rule for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…
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There are winners and losers in the recently posted proposed rule. Weighing in at 1,824 pages, the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule for the 2020 fiscal year had something for everyone – and, in some cases, nothing at all. To the latter point, there’s no doubt that Ronald…
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CMS pledging improved healthcare quality and expanded access for patients. The release of the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule for the 2020 fiscal year came with a bit of branding. “Rethinking Rural Health” and “Unleashing Innovations” were the two catchy slogans unveiled by the Centers for Medicare &…