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

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

March 1, 1999

The Congress should require independent assessments of need for beneficiaries receiving extensive home health services to ensure the appropriateness of such care. Beneficiaries receiving 60 or more home health visits should qualify for assessments. Assessors should confer with prescribing physicians to modify care plans as needed.

Topics: Post-acute care.