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NAHC & Other Post-Acute Care Organizations Express Concerns on House Proposal to Establish Single Value-Based Purchasing Program

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2015 11:06 AM

Earlier this month, NAHC, along with other post-acute care and provider organizations, sent a letter to House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee concerning legislation lawmakers introduced earlier this year that would establish a single value-based purchasing program for all post-acute care services. The legislation is called the Medicare Post-Acute Care Value-Based Purchasing Act of 2015 (H.R. 3298). The letter referenced concerns with the design of the program and that the legislation does not adhere to the implementation timeline that was established under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014, which has not yet been fully implemented. The letter provided recommendations on quality measures, PAC provider performance, the withhold amount, and a sunset provision. NAHC and others further stated that they “remain hopeful that acceptable modifications can be made that could garner post-acute care support across our sectors.” Click here to get more details and to learn about the specific recommendations.

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