Providers Want Medicare Loan Changes As Congress Mulls COVID-19 Bill

By Michelle M. Stein / May 22, 2020 at 1:19 PM
The American Medical Group Association is pushing for Congress to restart the Medicare Part B loan program while the American Hospital Association is urging lawmakers to turn Medicare loans into grants -- a move one lobbyist thinks is much less likely than Congress simply changing the interest rates and giving providers more time to complete repayments. Lobbyists say changes to the advanced and accelerated Medicare loans have a chance of making it into an upcoming COVID-19 response bill, though Julius...

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