MedPac Flags Home Health Referral Problem

By Robert Holly | June 18, 2018 The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has alerted Congress to how rarely home health patients pick their neighborhood’s highest quality provider after being discharged from the hospital. MedPAC compiles its regular report to advise Congress on payments to health plans participating in the Medicare Advantage program and providers in Medicare’s traditional fee-for-service program, but lawmakers are not required to follow its recommendations. The commission issues its reports in March and June. The latest report, issued last Friday, addresses home health-related topics that MedPAC previously discussed during public meetings, including the issue of peo

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