President of the District Policy Group Ilisa Halpern Paul was quoted in a Modern Healthcare article titled, “House GOP floats hospital-payment reform.” The article discussed the new House Republican proposal to overhaul the way Medicare pays hospitals for short stays. This proposal is hope that the GOP-led congress may be willing to address complex healthcare issues.
Ilisa noted that these other proposals are carrots to bring members on board with the broader discussion about overhauling Medicare hospital payments.
“It’s welcome news that Republicans seem to be seriously engaging on the Medicare hospital reform front. It’s clear that a lot of thought and work went into the construction of the bill,” she said.