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Senate Finance Committee Leaders Introduce AFIRM Act to Address Medicare Appeals Backlog

USA - December 14 2015 On December 8, 2015, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and ranking member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced the Audit & Appeals…

Kerrie S. Howze

Budget proposal would limit provider-based status

USA - October 27 2015 On October 26, 2015, Congressional and White House budget negotiators released the legislative text of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. The Act is…

Joseph E. Lynch (Joe), Susan Banks, Christopher Kenny

Senate aging committee hearing on hospital observation stay policies

USA - May 26 2015 On May 20, 2015, the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing entitled "Challenging the Status Quo: Solutions to the Hospital Observation…

RAC reform legislation reintroduced in house

USA - May 11 2015 On April 30, 2015, Representatives Sam Graves (R-MO) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) reintroduced H.R. 2156, the Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2015. H.R…

President Obama releases 2016 budget proposal ending sequester cuts

USA - February 2 2015 On February 2, 2015, President Barack Obama delivered his Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal to Congress. The $4.066 trillion budget contains a…

Lauren S. Gennett