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

Home health care services

March 15, 2018

The Congress should reduce Medicare payments to home health agencies by 5 percent in calendar year (CY) 2019 and implement a two-year rebasing of the payment system beginning in CY 2020. The Congress should direct the Secretary to revise the prospective payment system to eliminate the use of therapy visits as a factor in payment determinations, concurrent with rebasing.

Topics: Delivery system reforms and Post-acute care.