Gaining that rural designation would allow the
The catch is that the federal
The latest effort is a bill introduced in
The bill's sponsors, Sen.
"This is just patently unfair to our hospitals," Menendez told a crowd at Deborah.
To qualify for extra reimbursement as a
Deborah, which is unusual in that it accepts private and government insurance as full payment and does not bill patients for any balances, in 2011 asked federal
It appealed to the
CMS was unmoved.
That's when Deborah turned its attention to the possibility of legislative relief.
"We knew it was going to take an action of
CMS officials could not be reached for comment.
MacArthur said he would fight for the bill, called the Fairness for Our Hospitals Act of 2016, in the time that remains this year, but he urged CMS to change its stance without being forced to.
"This unfairness hurts the patients of
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