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Lawmakers seek review process for Medicare cuts
Modern Healthcare

Future Medicare provider cuts could face a new review process through bipartisan legislation expected today.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) plans to introduce a bill with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Collins told a Washington gathering of home-health providers, that aims to prevent additional cuts to such entities. The legislation would establish a “transparent process” led by the HHS secretary to determine whether Medicare payment rate cuts are needed and would bar any cuts until such a determination was made.