Home Health & Hospice

Instead of extending the Medicare sequestration into 2024, how do recent legislative proceedings and political reporting suggest Congress intends to fund the reauthorization of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program?

Homecare Insider, June 15, 2015

In last week’s vote of 392-32, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelming passed legislation that would nix a bill’s provision calling for wholesale cuts to Medicare providers’ reimbursement in order to fund the reauthorization of the TAA program, a non-Medicare entity. 
Representatives plan to instead offset the costs of the TAA bill—which has already passed both arms of Congress—by bumping up tax penalties on companies that file incorrect 1099 tax returns and strengthening enforcement of fraudulent higher education tax credit claims, POLITICO reports.

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