Small Parts of Spending Deal Could Have Long-Term Healthcare Impact


Eric Zimmerman commented on the request by Congress that CMS to produce a report within 90 days of enactment of the budget deal looking at how the Administration’s proposal to eliminate critical-access designation for hospitals that are within 10 miles of each other would affect access to healthcare providers in rural communities. “There’s been a lot of concern about the president’s proposal, particularly from rural hospital advocates,” Mr. Zimmerman said. “Ten miles is sort of an arbitrary number.”