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Ways & Means Committee to Hold Hearing on Medicare Post-Acute Care Payments

Posted on 6/11/2013 by NTOCC ®

Yesterday, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee announced that they would hold a hearing on bipartisan proposals to reform the Medicare post-acute care payment system on Friday, June 14th at 9:30am ET. The hearing will focus on payment reforms relating to Home Health Agencies (HHA), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF), and Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCH), and of particular note for NTOCC, will highlight the lack of guidelines for placing patients in post-acute facilities when they are discharged from hospitals.

In addition, the hearing may also coincide with the release of the annual June report by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, which has previously advocated for post-acute payment reform.

NTOCC staff will be watching the hearing on Friday, and following up with the Advisors Council on any action items pertinent to NTOCC. If your organization would like to view the hearing or submit a statement for the record, please click here.  The committee will accept submissions until close of business on Friday, June 28th.