FutureFocus June 27, 2018 Discharge Planning: CMS Guidance Needed
In this week's FutureFocus, are new discussions about discharge planning practices. The June MedPAC report urges CMS to provide more guidance. CMS’s current regulatory guidance, reflects “the prohibitions” of a law more than two decades old, the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997, which states “a hospital ‘may not specify or otherwise limit the PAC providers made available to beneficiaries. (Medicare Advantage allows plans to establish their own networks; these plans’ enrollees must select a provider that is in their plan’s network.)” The BBA also requires “that hospitals provide a list of HHAs or SNFs that are near the beneficiary’s residence for patients identified as needing these services.” We provide updates and insights.
Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group
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