MedPac to Consider Penalizing SNF’s For Rehospitalizations

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has included recommendations from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to have skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) join hospitals in accountability for avoidable 30-day hospital readmissions. As part of the 2014 budget proposal, SNFs with high rates of Medicare rehospitalizations would have payments reduced by 3 percent beginning in 2017.

Wanna see the budget proposal? Take a look – 131 pages in all!

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