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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Access to home health services (C)

Access to home health services (C)

June 1, 1999

If the Congress is not confident that the Secretary can implement a prospective payment system for home health services by 2000, then it should explore the feasibility of establishing a process for agencies to exclude a small share of their patients from the aggregate per-beneficiary limits. Such a policy should be implemented in a budget-neutral manner.

Topics: Delivery system reforms and Post-acute care.