MedPAC Calls For 1% Increase to Hospice Payments

January 2011
Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement;1/27/2011, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p7
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The article reports on the call for a 1% increase on hospice payments by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) in the U.S. It is said that the recommendation by MedPAC was based from Congress which was contained in its report on hospices' 4.2% average profit margin figure for 2011. It also mentions issues concerning durable medical equipment (DME) competitive bidding and the termination of the RUG-III hybrid system which was passed by the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010.


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