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MedPAC Continues to Work on Post-Acute-Care Policy

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) continues to work toward its June 2016 deadline for developing a model for a new, unified payment system for post-acute-care services for Medicare patients.

new medpacOperating under a mandate from the 2014 IMPACT Act, MedPAC is working to address variations in post-acute-care payments, misalignments between costs and payments, and payments based in part on where services are delivered rather than what services are delivered.

MedPAC members discussed the challenges they face and the directions they are looking for improvements at their monthly meeting last week in Washington, D.C. MedPAC’s staff delivered a presentation on the challenges and the work the agency has done so far; see that presentation here.

 

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