MedPAC Considers Episode-based Payments for Post-Acute Care

During its public meeting on Friday, October 5, 2018, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) will consider a staff analysis of two aspects of a stay-based unified prospective payment system (PPS) for post-acute care. This model includes an episode-based payment design. The development of two uniformly defined outcomes-based measures—discharge to community and a measure of potentially avoidable admissions and readmissions in acute care hospitals—will also be discussed.


A brief of the scheduled discussion is available here. The full agenda for the October 4-5, 2018, MedPAC meeting is available here.

MedPAC is an independent congressional agency established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-33) to advise the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. More information on MedPAC is available on their website.


For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459,