Medicare should implement a unified, site-neutral payment system for post-acute care as soon as 2021, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has decided.

Current efforts to develop and implement such a system should be accelerated, Congress’s advisors on Medicare payment issues decided.

While MedPAC’s recommendations are not binding, they are highly respected by Congress and federal regulators and often find their way into new public policy.

MedPAC will present its latest recommendations to Congress in June.

For more information about MedPAC’s position on post-acute-care payments, see this article in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News.