FutureFocus March 7, 2018: New Discharge Planning Protocols For Post-Acute Providers Under Discussion
In this week’s FutureFocus, we provide detailed insights into discussions MedPAC is having on changing protocols for current discharge planning practices. This could be a game changer for post-acute providers and patient choice. This is a must read. In our Washington Report, we call attention to the Trump Administration proposal for a Medicare post-acute payment system.
Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group
In This Issue
MedPAC Discusses New Discharge Planning Protocols and How to Choose Post-Acute Providers
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is discussing ways to modify the existing discharge planning process. The discussion includes leveraging discharge planner recommendations to use high-quality providers, and factors influencing beneficiaries’ choice of PAC providers. This is a must read.
Washington Report: Trump Administration Calling for a Medicare Post-Acute Payment System
The Trump administration has now gotten into the act of calling for a Medicare post-acute payment system. As included in the administration’s FY 2019 budget proposal, such a system would “address excessive payment for post-acute care providers by establishing a unified payment system based on patients’ clinical needs rather than the site of care.”
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