MedPAC Meets

Last week the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission met in Washington, D.C. to discuss a number of Medicare payment issues. The issues on MedPAC’s December agenda were: The Medicare prescription drug program (Part D) Opioids and alternatives in hospital settings: payments, incentives, and Medicare data Hospital inpatient and outpatient services payments Redesigning Medicare’s hospital quality incentive programs Physicians and other health professional services payments Medicare payment policies for advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants Ambulatory surgical centers and hospice payments Skilled nursing facilities, home health agency, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities payments Long-term care hospital services payments Outpatient dialysis payments Future [...]