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AHCA/NCAL is in full support of the legislation, and is part of a large Coalition of national provider and beneficiary organizations advocating for its passage. The Senator asked in the hearing record that if Price is confirmed, if he will work to administratively correct this issue impacting Medicare beneficiaries. If Price is unable to address the issue administratively, that Price work with Senator Brown to pass the legislation.
Price responded to Brown's question in the hearing record with the following answer. “If confirmed, I will be pleased to work with you to further consider the necessity of the three day rule and its pros and cons. I will endeavor to work with CMS to identify what more can be done with regard to the observation status issue as well. And if the best path forward involves legislation, I would be pleased to work with you on that as well.”
AHCA/NCAL has been closely following issues relating to observation stays and the 3-day stay requirement, and their impact on Medicare SNF coverage. Please visit the AHCA/NCAL website to learn more.