Bloomberg Law
Sept. 6, 2019, 6:47 PM

Post-Hospital Care Next Up for Medicare’s Quality-Based Payments

Tony Pugh
Tony Pugh

Rehabilitation facilities for patients coming out of acute care hospitals would be next in line to be paid based on the quality of care they provide under a model being developed by a Medicare advisory panel.

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s uniform, value-based payment proposal would apply to the four settings that provide post-acute care: nursing homes, in-home care, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term acute care hospitals.

Patients are typically transferred to a post-acute care setting for recovery after an acute illness or injury when they are no longer in critical condition but need continued care and monitoring.

The effort ...

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