MedPAC Examines Payment Based on Value and Patients’ Functional Status

A meeting of the Medicare Payment Advisory Council (MedPAC) earlier this month evaluated the application of patient functional status in payment adjustment, provider performance, and the establishment of plans of care. This presentation by MedPAC evaluated the quality of the data submitted by providers and was a follow-up to a past session on patient assessment…

Trump’s HHS Appointee Sounds Friendly to Home Health During Senate Hearing

President Donald Trump’s pick to take over as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sounded some friendly notes to home health during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee this week. HHS nominee Alex Azar (see this edition of NAHC Report for more information on Mr.…