MedPAC Recommends Copays to Access Medicare Home Health: ‘A Discredited Idea,’ Says NAHC President

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted yesterday to recommend that Congress impose a new copayment obligation on Medicare home health patients and that provider payment rates be cut in several ways starting in 2012 and thereafter. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is coming out full force to explain why these…