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MedPAC Focuses on Improving Payment Practices

The latest report from the federal agency charged with advising Congress on Medicare payment practices explores a number of new approaches to driving down nation-wide Medicare costs while improving the quality of the care for which Medicare pays.

In its most recent report to Congress, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) addressed wide variety of payment issues, including bundled payments, low-cost options to hospitalization, how best to identify overpriced services, and whether introducing greater competition into Medicare could help reduce costs.  MedPAC also addressed potential refinements of the hospital readmissions reduction program and examines how hospice benefits are used.

The Medicare News Digest takes a closer look at this and other aspects of MedPAC’s recent report to Congress.  Find its report hereiStock_000005787159XSmall.

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