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Tester, Roberts Introduce Critical Access Act

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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.

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