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MedPAC Meets, Addresses Hospital Issues

new medpacThe independent federal agency that advises Congress on Medicare payment issues met last week in Washington and addressed a number of issues of importance to hospitals.

Among the issues discussed by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) were:

  • beneficiary access to hospital care and how service volume affects hospital costs
  • hospital short stay policy issues
  • per beneficiary payment for primary care
  • the 340B drug pricing program
  • site-neutral payments for selected conditions treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing homes
  • payment policies to promote the use of services based on clinical evidence

Find links to the presentations offered by MedPAC staff on these issues here, on MedPAC’s web site.

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