FutureFocus March 8, 2018: Paying for Sequential Stays in a Unified PPS Payment System

Lisa Remington

In this week's FutureFocus, we provide insights into how MedPAC (The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission that reports to Congress) is discussing different ways to pay for sequential stays in a unified payment system for post-acute. In the report, MedPAC provides recommendations for 2018 and beyond. In another article, we explore how ACOs are managing high-risk patients. The insights provide ways post-acute providers can provide value. Our last article lends perspectives on how much Medicare households spend on health-related expenses.

Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MEDPAC) is discussing different ways to pay for sequential stays in a unified payment system for post-acute care. This is a must read.

A study in The American Journal of Accountable Care analyzed the clinical and administrative workforces of 17 ACOs. An aspect of the analysis looked at the resources needed to reduce the overall cost of care by improving care for high-risk patients.

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