Post-Acute Care Report to Congress: Prototype Unified Payment for Medicare

July 15, 2022
Policy Snapshot

On July 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a prototype for a unified post-acute care (PAC) prospective payment system in a Report to Congress, required by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014. The report includes a prototype unified case mix methodology using standardized patient assessment data collected from the 4 Medicare PAC settings: inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, and long-term care hospitals.

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