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MedPAC Payment Update Recommendations

Dec 15, 2016

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) at its recent December 8, 2016 meeting received presentations on recommendations for IRF, SNF, and Home Health payments. The Chair provided the following recommendations:

  • Inpatient Rehab Facility (IRF) – Five Percent (5%) 2018 payment cut and implement a two-year rebasing of the payment system
  • Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) – No 2018 payment update
  • Home Health – No 2018 payment update

MedPAC Commissioners debated the recommendations and decided to come back with revised recommendations for consideration at their January 2017 meeting.