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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Post-Acute Care Providers: Moving toward Prospective Payment (J)

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

March 1, 1999

The Secretary should develop a discharge-based prospective payment system for rehabilitation facility patients based on the Functional Independence Measure-Function Related Groups classification system. Policies to address transfers and short-stay outliers would be necessary components of such a system.

Topics: Delivery system reforms and Post-acute care.