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Bye-Bye to Health Insurance ‘Birthday Rule’? Kansas Lawmaker Floats Fix

When Kayla Kjelshus gave birth to her first child, the infant spent seven days in the neonatal intensive care unit, known as the NICU. This stressful medical experience was followed by an equally stressful financial one. Because of an obscure health insurance policy called the “birthday rule,” Kjelshus and her husband, Mikkel, were hit with… Read More »

WA’s rule for hotel quarantine guards

Western Australia has now gone eight consecutive days without any new locally-acquired cases of COVID-19 as the state government begins to toughen its rules for quarantine hotel security staff. Premier Mark McGowan provided an update on the contract variation letters banning guards from four companies working at WA’s nine quarantine hotels from taking on secondary… Read More »

Inpatient rehab facilities will get a 2.9% pay increase in CMS proposed rule

Inpatient rehabilitation facilities are getting a payment increase of 2.9% for 2021. Because of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in its proposed rule has limited the annual rulemaking to payment and essential policies. CMS is proposing updates to the payment rates using the most recent data to reflect… Read More »

Trump administration asks Supreme Court not to rule on Obamacare ahead of election

The Department of Justice doesn’t want the Supreme Court to fast-track a case that could result in Obamacare being thrown out ahead of the presidential election, despite its position that the healthcare law should be abolished. If the court agrees with the Trump administration, then President Trump and Republicans will be spared the possibility of… Read More »