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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations

Commission Recommendations

MedPAC makes recommendations to the Congress and to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on issues affecting the administration of the Medicare program. With its recommendations, the Commission strives to improve the delivery of care, while ensuring financial stability and maximizing value for the program. After extensive analysis and evaluation, our recommendations are discussed and voted on by Commissioners in our public meetings. Recommendations are typically published in two main reports, released in March and June of each year.

Recommendations Topic(s) Date

Post-Acute Care Providers: Moving toward Prospective Payment (N)

The Congress should require modest beneficiary cost-sharing for home health services, subject to an annual limit. Low-income beneficiaries should be exempt from cost-sharing.

  • Beneficiaries and coverage
  • Post-acute care

March 1999