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HOUSE REPUBLICAN RELEASE PROPOSED LEGISALTION TO REPEAL AND REPLACE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

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  Washington DC Update: HOUSE REPUBLICAN RELEASE PROPOSED LEGISALTION TO REPEAL AND REPLACE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT – PROPOSAL COULD HAVE MAJOR SWEEPING IMPACT TO MEDICAID ACROSS NATION SACRAMENTO, CA [BY MARTY OMOTO, CDCAN LAST UPDATED 03/06/2017 05:35 PM] – The

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STATE  MINIMUM WAGE SET TO INCREASE FROM $10 PER HOUR TO $10.50 FOR EMPLOYERS  WITH 26 OR MORE EMPLOYEES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017

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Department of Developmental Services Sends Out Letter Dated December 22 to All Regional Center Executive Directors on Rate Adjustments for Eligible Community Based Providers to Cover Increase For Employees Who Make Less Than $10.50 Per Hour  – CA Department of

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Yellen says she’s staying, pushing back against Donald Trump

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WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pledged to serve out her term and defended the Dodd-Frank banking regulations, in defiance of President-elect Donald Trump. “We wouldn’t want to see the clock turned back on financial regulation,” she told lawmakers

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CMS final nursing home rule bans pre-dispute arbitration agreements

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Binding pre-dispute arbitration agreements have been prohibited under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ final rule for long-term care facilities that was released late Wednesday. Long-term care lobbyists have opposed such a move. The rule, which becomes effective Nov.

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Developmental Services Funding Increases

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  As a result of legislation, ABX2-1, recently passed in the extraordinary session of the legislature, the developmental services system will be receiving an additional amount of new funding of $500 Million beginning July 1 , 2016. Among the many things

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CHS now selling 12 hospitals, two more than originally planned

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By Dave Barkholz  | August 3, 2016 Community Health Systems is now negotiating to sell 12 hospitals, two more than were being shopped in May, CHS CEO Wayne Smith said during a second-quarter earnings call Wednesday. The sale now is expected

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CMS finalizes controversial hospital overpayment cut

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By Virgil Dickson  | August 2, 2016 In a final rule released Tuesday, the CMS said it will keep a controversial 1.5% cut to hospital reimbursement. Industry stakeholders had rallied against the move which aims to recoup a total of $11

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CMS proposes $180 million pay cut for home health

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By Virgil Dickson and Lisa Schencker  | June 27, 2016 Home healthcare agencies may see a 1% drop in Medicare reimbursement in 2017, the final year of cuts meant to recoup previous overpayments. The proposed rates—which would mean Medicare would pay

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Doctors convicted in $8.8 million Medicare hospice fraud

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Two California doctors were convicted Thursday of lying about patients’ terminally ill status in order to refer them to a hospice facility and submit roughly $8.8 million in fraudulent Medicare and Medi-Cal claims. Sri Wijegoonaratna, 61, and Boyao Huang, M.D.

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CMS proposes raising payment rates for hospice, skilled nursing and rehab

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  The CMS has dropped three payment rules that propose increased payments to skilled-nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and hospice care, and implemented new quality measures. The agency Thursday proposed nearly doubling the increase skilled-nursing facilities received last year. This

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