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 2/17/17 - Sen. Isakson Introduces Bill to Ensure Fairness in Medicare Hospital Payments

by ELIZABETH TELAN Targeted News Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has introduced legislation (S. 397) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to ensure fairness in Medicare hospital payments by establishing a floor for the area wage index applied with respect to certain hospitals."

The bill was introduced on Feb. 15 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Mark R Warner, D-Va., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala., and Tim Kaine, D-Va. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

For more information about this legislation, contact Sen. Johnny Isakson in Washington at 131 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3643; or in the state office at 1 Overton Park, 3625 Cumberland Blvd., Ste. 970, Atlanta, GA 30339; 770/661-0999.

Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897;;

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