Glenn Hackbarth

Former Kaiser exec named new MedPAC chairman

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A former Kaiser Permanente physician executive has been tapped to lead the 17-member Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the Government Accountability Office announced late last week.

Hackbarth rips 3-day stay rule

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If outgoing MedPAC Chairman Glenn Hackbarth had his way, Medicare would pay for skilled nursing services without requiring a three-day hospital stay first.

ACO bill in House would waive 3-midnight requirement for skilled nursing care

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Certain Accountable Care Organizations would be able to send Medicare beneficiaries to a skilled nursing facility without a prior hospital stay under a bipartisan bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives.

MedPAC chairman: Three-day stay requirement is 'archaic'

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The government should pay for skilled nursing care without a preliminary three-day hospital stay, and the recovery auditor program should be reformed, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission members said at a meeting Friday.

Call to slash therapy caps

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The chairman of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has urged a House committee to set lower Medicare Part B therapy spending caps.