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MedPAC backing pay transition

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission members are on board with a plan to transition to a new Medicare payment system over a two-year span. The new post-acute payment system would begin in 2019 and merge current payment rates with the advisory panel’s own recommended unified post-acute payment system. Easing into the new system would allow providers…

Pay ramp-up period sought

Medicare payments would decrease for for-profit and freestanding providers under a proposal being considered by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission designed to accelerate reimbursement adjustments.

Rick Pollack

Hospitals slam MedPAC’s plan

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s proposed unified post-acute payment system is “unworkable as a foundation,” the American Hospital Association said in September.

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