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Small parts of spending deal could have long-term healthcare impact
Modern Healthcare

Buried in the spending deal that congressional negotiators announced on Tuesday are several nuggets that should be of interest to hospitals, home health providers and pharmaceutical companies. They won’t have any immediate impact but could lay the groundwork for significant policy changes. Congress is seeking answers from the CMS about its requirement that home healthcare agencies provide face-to-face certifications by a physician before the agency will cover in-home care for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.