Federal Health Policy Update for January 18

The following is the latest health policy news from the federal government for January 12-16.  Some of the language used below is taken directly from government documents. Congress Medicaid DSH With a partial government shutdown looming on Friday, January 19, congressional leaders have agreed to extend the current stopgap legislation temporarily funding the federal government.  Under this agreement, the four spending bills scheduled to expire this Friday would be extended until March 1 and the eight bills set to expire on February 2 would be extended until March 8.  The appropriations bill that funds health and human services is included [...]