This past week the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released its report to Congress which highlights a number of fee-for-service payment recommendations. Key MedPAC recommendations specific to post-acute care providers include:
An update was also provided on the status of a unified payment system for post-acute care and will be presented to Congress in June. MedPAC and HHS would develop the new payment system to replace the current post-acute care prospective payment systems. These recommendations support site neutral payment policy with a goal that payment to post-acute providers be based on patient clinical characteristics rather than care setting based.