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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Home health care services

Home health care services

March 15, 2017

The Congress should reduce home health payment rates by 5 percent in 2018 and implement a two-year rebasing of the payment system beginning in 2019. The Congress should direct the Secretary to revise the prospective payment system to eliminate the use of the number of therapy visits as a factor in payment determinations, concurrent with rebasing.

Topics: Delivery system reforms and Post-acute care.