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Updated Medicare Rules for Hospitals Put on Hold for a Year

June 7, 2019, 5:12 PM

The Trump administration will take another year to put its stamp on an Obama-era proposal to update requirements for hospitals that participate in federal health programs.

The 2016 proposed rule was scheduled to be finalized this month, but the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will now have until June 16, 2020, to complete the task.

The agency made the extension announcement June 6.

The CMS attributed the delay to “the complexity and substantive nature” of the proposal.

“Additional time is needed to fully consider all the comments and provisions, and to ensure that we most appropriately modernize and revise”...

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