MedPAC Mulls Market-Basket Freeze or Reduction for HHAs in 2010

On Dec. 4, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) held a Public Meeting where the staff presented evaluations of the various provider sectors. Of chief concern to home health agencies (HHAs), MedPAC staffers indicated favoring either a freeze in the market-basket update, or a cut in payments for 2010. Each December, MedPAC holds a public…