Medicare should adopt a unified system for post-acute-care payments even earlier than its target date of 2024.

Or so the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission told Congress.

MedPAC’s idea?  Implement such a system by 2021 and phase it in over a three-year transition period, the agency said in its annual report and recommendations to Congress

Learn more about what MedPAC recommended and why it recommended it in this McKnight’s Long-Term Care News article.  Find MedPAC’s annual report to Congress here.