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MedPAC Releases its March Report

Apr 07, 2016

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released its March 2016 report, which includes payment policy recommendations for 9 provider sectors in fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare. In the report, MedPAC recommends that Congress eliminate the update to the Medicare payment rate for inpatient rehabilitation facilities in fiscal year 2017. It advises the Secretary to conduct focused medical record reviews of inpatient rehabilitation facilities that have unusual patterns of case mix and coding, and advises to expand the inpatient rehabilitation facility outlier pool to redistribute payments more equitably across cases and providers.