Modern Healthcare Staff
Rules and Regulations
Michael Brady covers rules and regulations for Modern Healthcare in Washington, D.C. He previously wrote and edited for The Advisory Board Company. Earlier in his career, Michael supported health research at Rutgers University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in political science from George Mason University.
Despite increased participation, the lessons learned from the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced pilot probably won't carry over to a larger or different group of providers because participants choose whether and how to participate.
More low-income immigrant families are going without public benefits over fear that enrolling could affect their future legal status, according to the Urban Institute. The consequences could be dire for public health and providers' finances.
Citing quality concerns, physicians urged CMS to withdraw its proposal to expand the role of other clinicians in meeting inpatient rehabilitation coverage requirements. The rule's supporters say those quality concerns aren't backed by evidence.