All but two of the US House members from Wisconsin are calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reject proposed cuts to nursing homes. The federal agency wants to scale back funding based on anticipated overspending.

The CMS’ budgeting comes from only three months worth of data, which the letter calls “unprecedented.”

Tom Moore, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Health Care Association, says such policy changes have always been made with at least a year’s worth of data.

The WHCA wants the CMS to utilize a longer time frame for examination. The group would prefer a three-percent reduction for fiscal year 2012 instead of the proposed 12.8-percent cut

U.S. Representatives Tammy Baldwin (D), Sean Duffy (R), Ron Kind (D), Gwen Moore (D), Tom Petri (R), and Reid Ribble (R) signed the letter to the CMS Administrator.

AUDIO: Brian Moon reports (1:07)

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