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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Home health services (2C)

Home health services (2C)

March 1, 2010

The Congress should direct the Secretary to review home health agencies that exhibit unusual patterns of claims for payment. The Congress should provide the authority to the Secretary to implement safeguards, such as a moratorium on new providers, prior authorization, or suspension of prompt payment requirements, in areas that appear to be high risk.

Topics: Post-acute care.