As it has since 2008, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has voted to recommend no pay increase or even market basket increase for Medicare payments to skilled nursing facilities.
According to MedPAC, Medicare payments for nursing home care remain too high.
MedPAC also voted to recommend no market basket increases for long-term-care hospitals and hospices and for a pay reduction for inpatient rehabilitation facilities.
MedPAC will formally submit its recommendations to Congress in March.
To learn more about MedPAC’s thoughts on Medicare reimbursement for post-acute-care services, see this article in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News.