ACT NOW: Tell Congress to Oppose Reductions to Nursing Facility Bad Debt Reimbursement Take Action!

Congress

As Congress returns to work in the new year, their priority is to resolve the payroll tax cut controversy, provide a doc fix, and possibly extend the therapy cap exceptions process.  A Conference Committee has been created to address these issues. They have been given a deadline of March 1 to decide what to fix, for how long, and how to pay for it.

Unfortunately, the Conferees are considering a proposal to pay for these programs that would phase down bad debt reimbursement to skilled nursing facilities. The full impact of this cut in Virginia is estimated to be $35.6 million a year, when fully implemented in 2015.  Virginia is one of the states where the financial impact is the greatest. 

However, some states will see a cut that is substantially more than 1.6%.  It is critical that you contact your Member of Congress TODAY and tell them to oppose the reduction of bad debt reimbursements for skilled nursing facilities!

Contact Congress NOW.

For more information please see the American Health Care Association issue brief, Medicare Bad Debt Coverage to Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Critical Lifeline.