Tester, Roberts Introduce Critical Access Act - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

Tester, Roberts Introduce Critical Access Act

Posted: Updated:
MISSOULA -

Senators from Montana and Kansas introduced legislation they say will protect critical access hospitals and improve rural medical care.

Senators Jon Tester, a Montana democrat, and Pat Roberts, a republican from Kansas, want to eliminate a rule that requires critical access hospitals to discharge or transfer patients in less than 96 hours.

They say current law could lead to early discharge from a hospital followed by re-admission, as well as improper reimbursement for hospitals if treating a patient takes longer than expected.

The full text of the Critical Access Hospital Relief Act is available here.

  • NationalMore>>

  • Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:51:23 GMT
    Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.
    Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.
  • Bound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt

    Bound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:49:45 GMT
    The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape and stabbed numerous times have been recovered from a river in Philadelphia.
    The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape, stabbed and weighed down with makeshift anchors were pulled from a river Wednesday after a third bound man, wet and also covered with stab wounds, was found...
  • McDonnell daughter testifies on parents' marriage

    McDonnell daughter testifies on parents' marriage

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:38:36 GMT
    The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose...
    The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose gifts to the...
  • Most Popular

Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.