Long-Term Care

MedPAC said SNFs and IRFs should be able to weigh in on site-neutral policy

MDS 3.0 Insider, January 9, 2015

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Skilled nursing facilities and other stakeholders should be able to weigh in on which conditions to include in a site-neutral payment policy, members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission said during a meeting Friday.
 
For months, MedPAC has been discussing a policy that would equalize reimbursements for skilled nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities, for certain conditions. Commissioners repeatedly have indicated they likely will issue a formal recommendation to Congress in favor of the policy. At its meeting last week, MedPAC discussed in greater detail how to compose the recommendation.
 
The commission will vote on the recommendation at its Jan. 15-16 meeting.
Click here for a full transcript of MedPAC's Dec. 18-19 meeting in Washington, D.C.



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