Every post-acute provider should become familiar with the Post-Acute Care Transfer (PACT) policy. The November 2019 Office of Inspector General (OIG ) report found Medicare improperly paid acute-care hospitals $54.4 million for 18,647 claims subject to the transfer policy.

Hospitals coded claims as discharges to home or to certain types of healthcare institutions, such as facilities that provide custodial care, rather than as transfers to post-acute care.

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