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House lawmakers push back at MedPAC’s proposed Medicare reforms
Modern Healthcare

House lawmakers pushed back Thursday on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s calls to cut Medicare reimbursements to some kinds of providers, saying organizations in their districts tell them they could not survive with the proposed cuts.MedPAC executive director Mark Miller’s prepared testimony for a House Ways and Means subcommittee Thursday said the federal government could have saved $11 billion by now if it had heeded the commissions repeated proposals to cut or freeze payments to skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation centers, long-term care hospitals and home health agencies.