MedPAC Delays Consideration of Including Hospice in Post-Acute Transfer Policy

As previously reported, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has been examining hospitals’ increased use of “observation status” and its impact on beneficiaries and other stakeholders with an eye toward development of recommendations to clarify policies governing use of short-term inpatient stays. As part of these discussions, MedPAC has referenced policy changes that could help…