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  • Six Ways PAC Providers Can Partner With Physicians Under Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

    October 01, 2018

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

    Through a variety of initiatives and programs that change how heath care is delivered and

  • WASHINGTON REPORT: Two Alternative Payment Models For Advanced Illness: HHS Recommends

    April 02, 2018

    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

  • MedPAC Report: Redistribute Post-Acute Payments Across Patients' Conditions Within Each Setting

    April 02, 2018

    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

  • Paying for Sequential Stays in a Unified PPS Payment System

    March 06, 2018

    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.

  • Washington Report: Trump Administration Calling for a Medicare Post-Acute Payment System

    March 04, 2018

    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

  • Home Health Payment Reforms To Begin in January 2020

    February 18, 2018

    The Bipartisan Budget Act (PL115-123) signed into law by President Trump February 9 includes a requirement for the HHS Secretary to reform the current home health payment system, implementing a 30-day episode for payment, beginning January 1, 2020.

  • Recommendations For Future Medicare Payments: Home Health, Hospice SNF

    January 23, 2018

    Post-acute providers could take a Medicare payment hit if Congress adopts Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommendations approved at its January 11-12 public meeting in Washington. The advisory agency’s recommendations will be included in the annual March report to Congress on

  • CMS Unveils Voluntary Bundled Payment Model: Impact To Post-Acute Providers

    January 13, 2018

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced January 9 the launch of a new voluntary bundled payment model called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced). Under this bundled payment model, participants can earn additional payment over the usual

  • Five Top Payer Trends

    January 08, 2018

    The top five payers in 2016 collectively had 125 million members, representing 43 percent of the country’s total insured population.

  • Are Medicare Advantage Plans The Next Big Play For Post-Acute?

    April 12, 2017

    Medicare Advantage now covers almost a third of all Medicare beneficiaries. In this article, we explore the importance of why Medicare Advantage Plans should coordinate with post-acute providers.

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