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Extensive Medicare & Medicaid Funding and Program Integrity Provisions in Obama’s Released FY 2017 Budget Proposal

On February 9, 2016, the Obama Administration released its proposed fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget, which contains significant Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and program integrity legislative proposals – including $419 billion in Medicare savings over 10 years. These proposed policy changes would require action by Congress, and Republican Congressional leaders have already voiced general opposition … Continue Reading

Obama Administration Releases FY 2016 Budget Proposal with Medicare/Medicaid Provisions

On February 2, 2015, the Obama Administration released its proposed federal budget for fiscal year (FY) 2016. The budget would impact all types of health care providers, health plans, and drug manufacturers if adopted as proposed – which is unlikely given Republican control of the House and Senate. Nevertheless, Congress can be expected to consider … Continue Reading

Obama Administration Proposes FY 2015 Budget with Medicare, Medicaid Savings Provisions

On March 4, 2014, the Obama Administration released its proposed federal budget for fiscal year (FY) 2015. Virtually all types of health care providers, health plans, and drug manufacturers would be impacted by the budget provisions if adopted as proposed – an unlikely scenario given the Republican House leadership’s reaction to the document. Nevertheless, the … Continue Reading

Obama Administration’s Proposed FY 2014 Budget Includes $401 Billion in Health Program Savings

Today, the Obama Administration released its proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2014. As widely reported, the budget incorporates an offer the President made to Congress in December 2012 to achieve nearly $1.8 trillion in additional deficit reduction over the next 10 years, including $401 billion in health savings (the Administration observes that this level of … Continue Reading

CMS Adopts 2013 ESRD PPS Update, Bad Debt Reimbursement Cuts

CMS published a final rule on November 9, 2012 that updates the Medicare end-stage renal disease (ESRD) PPS for CY 2013 and codifies certain statutory reduction in Medicare bad debt reimbursement. With regard to the ESRD provisions, the final rule provides for a 2.3% increase in the ESRD PPS base rate in CY 2013, which … Continue Reading

CMS Proposes ESRD PPS Update, Bad Debt Reimbursement Changes

On July 11, 2012, CMS published a proposed rule to update the Medicare end-stage renal disease (ESRD) PPS for CY 2013. CMS projects a 2.5% increase in the ESRD PPS base rate in CY 2013, which is derived from an estimated 3.2% market basket update that is partially offset by a -0.7% MFP adjustment under … Continue Reading
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