Andy Sher at the Chattanooga Times Free Press has the update on the Tennessee Hospital Association's "coverage fee" legislation. The bill — which authorizes a 3.5 percent fee on hospital revenues to offset TennCare cuts — passed through the House Finance Committee this week. From the story:
"Today's unanimous vote in the House Finance Committee was another big step in restoring $659 million in proposed TennCare cuts," Hospital Association President Craig Becker said. "We are optimistic that the legislation will receive the same positive response by the full Senate on Thursday and the full House next week."
Apr 29, 2010 8:24 AM
The Times Free Press reports on today's THA presentation to the legislature on an "enhanced coverage fee" of 3.5 percent on the revenues of most hospitals in the state. The revenue tax plan — which is larger than its initial iterations — is designed to draw down matching federal dollars and offset the impact of proposed TennCare cuts.
Mar 4, 2010 3:54 PM
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Feb 23, 2010 11:42 AM
THA hopes to get bill ready by March, postpone TennCare cuts
Feb 12, 2010 12:56 PM
One-year fix to close $546M reimbursement gap
Feb 8, 2010 11:33 PM
Hospitals, associations looking at administrative cuts, fees, other possible solutions
Feb 2, 2010 2:24 PM
And that number is $171 billion over the next decade, according to the American Hospital Association. In an odd twist, Bloomberg's story on the gap between that number and the $155 billion in spending hospitals have said they will cut relies on a revised statement (the original of which was published in July) from Craig Becker, chief of the Tennessee Hospital Association.
Aug 26, 2009 3:04 PM