MedPAC Draft Recommendation: Reduce Medicare HHA Payments by Five Percent

The most recent meeting of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) considered a draft recommendation to reduce payments to home health agencies by five percent in 2019 and a two-year rebasing of the pay system beginning in 2020. In addition, the draft recommendation urges Congress to direct the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)…