MedPAC Opposes Episode-Based Payment for Post-Acute, For Now

On March 8, 2019 the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) panel concluded that a unified payment system for post-acute care facilities should be based on each patient stay and not the entire episode of care. The discussion among commission members focused on how to create a unified prospective payment system to make Medicare fee-for-service payments…

MedPAC Considers Unified Payment Options and Metrics

In the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) latest installment towards the development of a unified post-acute care (PAC) prospective payment system (PPS), commissioners received a presentation on possible outcome measures from MedPAC staff. This presentation was followed by a robust discussion. Rationale on the need to develop measures included the ability to compare metrics across…