This Week: CMS Issues FY 2016 Final Inpatient and Long-Term Care Hospital Policy and Payment Changes...  CMS Releases Final FY 2016 Medicare Payment Rule for Skilled Nursing Facilities... House Ways and Means Committee Members Introduce Three Medicare Hospital Bills; Committee Eyes Bills for Major Upcoming Health Care Legislation

AUTHOR'S NOTE: Due to the Congressional recess, the Weekly Washington Healthcare Update will be distributed on a biweekly basis until after the Labor Day holiday. New editions will be released on Aug. 10, Aug. 24 and Sept. 4, after which we will resume our regular weekly distribution schedule.

1. Congress

House of Representatives

District Work Period: August 4–September 7

Senate

2. Administration

3. State Activities

4. Regulations Open for Comment

5. Reports