New Legislation Links LTC Medicare Reimbursement to Readmission

April 4, 2014    |   By: Calevir

Congress has passed the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014,” which delayed the SGR rate reduction for physicians and directly links SNF and rehabilitation rates to hospital readmissions of Medicare patients.   The legislation had support from LeadingAge and the AHCA, as those organizations have looked for ways to reduce Medicare payments through improvements in care, not across-the-board cuts.   Information about the bill is available here.

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