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Health Policy Update

Now that the school year is back to normal, I wanted to return to periodically releasing a list of the top ten health policy news items that grab my interest – along with a thought or two from me.

October 3rd, 2022

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Washington Update

Dear Colleagues: We welcome Genevieve Diesing in Chicago to our team. Genevieve is a former editor for the American Hospital Association. Thanks to Rebekkah Johnson for her graphic design of this report, which we hope to put out monthly.

June 29, 2022

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Pennsylvania Update: 2022 Primary Elections

This week, we review the status of the Pennsylvania Primaries as well as the outlook for each candidate.

May 18th, 2022

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Issue: Medicare Advantage

In this week's issues, we explore how some health plans unduly restrict patient access to IRF & LTCH care

April 18th, 2022

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Regulating Nurse Staffing Agencies

At the height of the COVID-19 Omicron surge, 31 percent of hospitals and 85 percent of nursing homes reported critical staffing shortages.

April 4th, 2022

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Select Medical: Major Issues

The document summarizes major public policy issues facing Select Medical in Washington. Other companies will have their own unique positions and priorities but, to a large extent, these issues face all companies in the IRF, LTCH and outpatient settings.

March 21st, 2022

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Long Term Care Hospitals
Site Neutral Payment

In 2013, Congress passed revised Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) criteria which reimagined the LTCH sector and required LTCHs to focus on the highest-acuity patients.

February 28th, 2020

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The Choose Home Act

The Choose Home Care (CHC) Act of 2021 was recently introduced in both the House (H.R. 5514) and Senate (S. 2562).

January 24th, 2022

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Sector Update

The start of the new year is a good time to take stock of recent news and the governmental policies that affect our ability to provide care.

January 3rd, 2022

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US Economy

The United States is emerging from the pandemic facing its biggest inflationary spike in three decades...

November 22nd, 2021

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Medicare Advantage Update

Medicare beneficiaries are in the midst of the Medicare program’s annual open enrollment season.

November 15th, 2021

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November Debate Series

In September 2021, CMS again proposed a "Review Choice Demonstration" (RCD) for IRFs. We cover the arguments for and against.

November 8th, 2021

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COVID-19 Update

The COVID-19 pandemic may not be completely over, but the Delta variant wave is finally receding in much of the United States.

November 1st, 2021

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Medicare & APMs

Last week, the Biden Administration released a new strategy for the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

October 25th, 2021

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Congressional Update

This week, we provide some background on the Congressional debate over President Biden’s domestic agenda.

October 18th, 2021

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