MedPAC has recommended modest pay increases for some health care providers and no increases for others in its annual report on Medicare payment policy to Congress.

In the report, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommends the following changes in Medicare rates for 2022:

  • 2% increase for Medicare inpatient and outpatient services
  • 2% increase for long-term-care hospitals
  • no increase for doctors and other medical professionals
  • no increases for ambulatory surgical centers, outpatient dialysis facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and hospices
  • 5% reductions for home health agencies and inpatient rehabilitation facilities

While MedPAC’s recommendations to Congress are not binding on the administration, its work is highly respected and is considered influential in the setting of Medicare rates.

Learn more about MedPAC’s recommendations on rates and other aspects of federal Medicare reimbursement policy from this MedPAC news release and the MedPAC’s newly released Report to the Congress:  Medicare Payment Policy.