Tag: American Taxpayer Relief Act

The Older Americans Act bill is being reintroduced

A bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act was introduced in the Senate on January 21, 2015. U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) and ranking member Patty Murray (D-Wash), with Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), introduced the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015, also […]

Clarifying the Recovery Auditor-related provisions in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

by Ralph Wuebker, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Executive Health Resources There has been some confusion surrounding a possible Recovery Auditor-related provision in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, also known as the Fiscal Cliff deal. Specifically, the question of whether the Recovery Auditor look-back period was extended from three to five years was […]

Fiscal cliff impact: SNFs facing more Medicare cuts

Provisions contained in American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), known colloquially as the fiscal cliff deal, will further reduce Medicare payments for skilled nursing facility (SNF) care, according to a press release from The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (AQNHC). An analysis from Avalere Health shows that by extrapolating from the Congressional Budget Office estimate […]

President Obama Signs the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

On January 2, President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. This law prevents a schedule payment cut for physicians and other practitioners who treat Medicare patients from taking effect on January 1, 2013, among other things. Concerning MDS-related items, this bill extends therapy caps through January 31, 2013: $1,900 for […]