The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission could be getting closer to formally recommending more uniform payments to skilled nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities.
MedPAC would slash Part B therapy caps
Jul 01, 2013
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission devoted a chapter of its June 2013 Congressional report to outpatient therapy recommendations, sparking concern.
Provider groups protest MedPAC recommendations to reduce therapy caps
Jun 18, 2013
Resident care would suffer and providers would shoulder a larger burden if Congress acts on the latest recommendations from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, advocates for the long-term care sector...
Managing the gaps with transitional care
Debra Jacobs, RN, CRRN, MSN
Mar 14, 2013
As agents of innovative health care for the future, our role is clear in paving the path of collaborative efforts within the patient care continuum. Transitional Care Management (TCM) is certainly not...
MedPAC: A quarter of Medicare hospital readmissions are preventable
Oct 10, 2012
One-quarter of hospital admissions among Medicare beneficiaries are preventable, with the leading cause for those readmissions is heart failure, a Medicare advisory board report noted.
House members raise concerns over Medicare Advantage demonstration project
Jul 23, 2012
Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee have accused the Department of Health and Human Services of overstepping its authority in implementing a controversial Medicare Advantage demonstration...
Medicare panel seeks enhanced payments, eligibility for the PACE program
Jun 18, 2012
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly providers should be paid more generous Medicare Advantage rates, according to a payment panel. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission also called for changes...
MedPAC mulls bundled payments, changes to therapy cap exceptions process
Mar 13, 2012
The bundling of payments to post-acute providers and an overhaul of the therapy caps exception process were just two of the Medicare changes that the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) floated...
Skilled nursing groups slam MedPAC recommendations to revise payment system
Dec 20, 2011
Leading provider groups are sharply critical of a Medicare advisory committee’s recommendation that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should massively overhaul the skilled nursing facility...
Obama’s proposed Medicare and Medicaid cuts could negatively impact beneficiaries, experts say
Sep 22, 2011
The Obama administration says that proposed reimbursement cuts to Medicare and Medicaid providers shield beneficiaries from access-to-care difficulties, but some experts aren’t so sure.