MedPAC Discusses Inclusion of Hospice in Post-Hospital “Transfer” Policy

In recent months, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has been examining concerns related to hospitals’ increased use of “observation status” in response to Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC) reviews of the appropriateness of use of short-term inpatient stays. Through its discussions, MedPAC plans to develop recommendations to ease existing tensions between hospitals and the RACs…