MedPAC Report Asks Congress to Cut Updates to Home Health Payment Rates

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) submitted its required annual recommendations to Congress on March 1. Once again, MedPAC recommended eliminating the update to payment rates for home health care services. This recommendation was made based, in part, on Office of the Actuary’s projected growth rate of average annual home health spending of 5.7 percent…