Long-Term Care

MedPAC recommends equal reimbursement for 17 conditions

MDS 3.0 Insider, November 14, 2014

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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is preparing to recommend that skilled nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities receive equal reimbursement for 17 conditions, the panel's chairman announced at a meeting Friday.
 
MedPAC's June report to Congress proposed equalizing Medicare payments for services related to major joint replacement and hip/femur procedures, as well as post-stroke rehab. Analysts have since looked at 17 additional conditions for site-neutral payments, and commissioners discussed these at the latest meeting in Washington, D.C.
 
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