MedPAC Expected to Again Recommend Home Health Payment Rate Freeze, Copays and Accelerated Rebasing: New Recommendation on Rehospitalization Penalties

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) met recently as part of its annual ritual of developing recommendations to Congress.  This year, MedPAC appears poised to simply restate last year’s recommendations and add a new one focused on penalizing home health agencies with abnormal levels of rehospitalizations. The recommendations expected to be repeated are a zero…