From the National Rural Health Association (NRHA): Early this morning the House Rules Committee posted a bill that would delay all scheduled cuts under the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) for 12 months. In addition to the delay in SGR cuts, the bill includes a number of rural Medicare extenders that NRHA has been advocating for. Specifically, the current ambulance payment rates for rural and super-rural trips, the “work floor” in the geographic practice cost index, the Medicare Dependent Hospital program, and the Low-Volume Hospital adjustment were included in the package. The therapy cap exception process is also included in this bill.
Read what Modern Healthcare had to say about the doc fix in this article posted yesterday.