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W&M Passes Bills To Let Kidney-Failure Patients Enroll In MA; Help LTCHs

July 13, 2016
The House Ways & Means Committee on Wednesday (July 13) passed two Medicare bills: one that lets kidney-failure patients enroll in Medicare Advantage, and another that again delays the so-called 25 percent rule for long-term care hospitals and that narrowly exempts four types of LTCHs from site-neutral pay measures. Kidney patient advocates praised the committee for passing H.R. 5659. End-stage renal failure patients are not allowed to enroll in Medicare Advantage, but many of those patients want MA plans because...

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