MedPAC Approves 2021 Pay Recs Despite Industry Pushback

By Michelle M. Stein / January 17, 2020 at 5:11 PM
Congress’ Medicare advisers approved 2021 payment recommendations for a variety of health sectors Thursday, including suggestions that Congress eliminate a number of scheduled pay raises for various sectors, despite stakeholder pushback on some of the proposals. For hospice, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission will recommend Congress eliminate planned pay updates to the Medicare base pay rate for fiscal 2021, and also wage adjust and reduce the hospice aggregate cap by 20%. Last year, the commission had recommended a 2%...

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