Good morning, ProviderNation.
Not that you didn’t have enough to worry about already, but the House is going to vote on a “fiscal cliff” package that would slash provider assessments, from 6 percent to 5.5 percent.
This has not been well received by long term care advocates.
The bill’s chances of becoming law are remote, but sometimes symbolism counts extra.
“This is a key vote,” AHCA lobbyist Jeff Myers says. “I’m taking attendance on this.”
Speaking of Congress—and Myers and his team could probably use a hug (at least) after this lame-duck session—the Senate Judiciary Committee has scrapped plans to mark up Sen. Herb Kohl’s bill on painkillers in nursing homes.