Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation

MedPAC calls for payment reforms to come even earlier

MedPAC calls for payment reforms to come even earlier

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Federal lawmakers' advisory panel for Medicare made it official in its report to Congress in June: It recommends implementation of a unified post-acute payment system beginning in 2021 — three years earlier than first proposed.

House and Senate take on bills that would standardize post-acute care data collection

House and Senate take on bills that would standardize post-acute care data collection

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Both houses of Congress now officially are considering bills to standardize assessments across various post-acute care provider types. The House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees introduced companion versions of the "Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014" Thursday, after releasing a draft in March.