FutureFocus April 4, 2018 Redistribute Post-Acute Payments Based on Patient Condition

Lisa Remington

In this week’s FutureFocus, is important information about the future of post-acute payments. MedPAC, the committee that reports to Congress on Medicare, is recommending prior to the implementation of the PAC PPS in 2019, that blending the relative weights of the setting-specific payment systems and the unified PAC PPS be considered. We provide the details. This is a must read. In our Washington Report, we provide insight into two alternative payment models for advanced illness recommended by HHS.

Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group

By: Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group, Publisher, The Remington Report

To increase the equity of payments within each setting, the Commission recommends that the Congress direct the Secretary to begin blending the relative weights of the setting-specific payment systems and the unified PAC PPS in 2019 (i.e., before the implementation of the unified PAC PPS). The recommendation would redistribute payments across patients’ conditions within each setting, but would not affect the level of spending in each PAC setting.

By: Ronald M. Schwartz, Writer, The Remington Report

An expert advisory committee to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, March 26, took a major step toward advancing two alternative payment models (APMs) designed to support people living with serious and advanced illness. One model was developed by the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) and the other by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).

Read the details of the The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care offered the Advanced Care Model (ACM) and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) PACSSI model.

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