Recent PAC News

BACPAC Act – Hearing Notice

Postacute Care Important in Medicare Spending Imbalance

Interview With Dr. Barbara Gage On Reforming Post-Acute Care

Medigap Enrollment Among New Medicare Beneficiaries

View PACCR’s overview of the MedPAC April 2015 meeting.



Reinventing Rehab




Readmissions After Hip or Knee Replacement Are Costly




Medicare’s Bundled Payment Initiative: Most Hospitals Are Focused On A Few High-Volume Conditions




Disruptive Entrepreneurship is Transforming U.S. Health Care




Senate Passes on ‘Doc Fix’ Before Leaving for Recess




The Entrepreneurial Revolution in Health Care




U.S. House of Representatives Passes SGR Repeal – Includes Post-Acute Care Provisions




Health Care Law Update for March 23, 2015




Should the U.S. Move Away From Fee-for-Service Medicine?




Home Health Leaders Applaud Introduction of Bipartisan Bundling and Coordinating Post-Acute Care (BACPAC) Act




Is the Medicare Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative Designed to Succeed?




The Future of Our Professions




House Unanimously Passes ‘Observation Status’ Bill




IMPACT Act: CMS Reviews First Steps Toward Post-Acute Transformation




Which Patients Require More Care after Hospital Discharge? An Analysis of Post-Acute Care Use among Elderly Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery




Upcoming ACO Model to Have Positive Post-Acute Impact, CMS Official Says



MedPAC – March 2015 Report to Congress

Chapter 7 – Medicare’s Post-Acute Care: Trends and Ways to Rationalize Payments



Chapter 7 – Appendixes



Chapter 8 – Skilled Nursing Facility Services



Chapter 9 – Home Health Care Services



Chapter 10 – Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Services



Chapter 11 – Long-Term Care Hospital Services



Chapter 12 – Hospice Services



Chapter 13 -The Medicare Advantage Program: Status Report




Where Walmart Meets Health Care, Senior Living Must Find Its Place




Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors




PACCR provides summary of CMS BPCI Model 2 Year 1 Evaluation and Monitoring Annual Report

To view the full summary, you must be a member of PACCR.

View the full report.



New Medicare ACO to be unveiled soon




Hospital Discharges Rise at Lucrative Times




A chance for post-acute providers to unite




Five-star quality rating (changes)




Certified INTERACT Champion Program Launched to Assist Providers Prepare for Value-Based Purchasing and Quality Improvement

View PACCR’s webinar on the INTERACT Program!



Summary of Medicare Provisions in the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2016




Initial CMS Evaluations of Readmissions Have Serious Flaws




Hospitals respond to Medicare worries with a shopping spree




ACOs and Post-Acute Care: Integrating Care Across the Continuum




Report: Affordable Care hospitalization program shows uneven early returns




How the drive for profits is shaping end of life care




The Rising Cost of Living Longer: Analysis of Medicare Spending by Age for Beneficiaries in Traditional Medicare



This year holds promise for post-acute care




Make an IMPACT on Post-Acute Care: Five Things You Can Do




OPTIMISTIC: New care model to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of frail older adults




Long life causes problems for Japan’s healthcare system




UnitedHealth, Humana continue to dominate Medicare Advantage




4 Things Senior Living Learned About ACOs in 2014




naviHealth and Golden Living Announce National Partnership to Enhance Post-Acute Care Experience and Patient Outcomes




CMS to Address Allowing Hospitals More Say in Selecting Post Acute Care Providers




Setting Fiscal Priorities – The Committee on Energy and Commerce




Blue Cross seeks to offer better post-hospital care to seniors




Medicare Initiatives Seek to Improve Postacute Care




A Bundle of Potential and Risk: Bundled Payment and its Impact on Innovation




November Circular




IMPACT Act Webinar Video




IMPACT Act Webinar Slides



October 28, 2014

Inaugural Monthly Circular



October 27, 2014

Post-Acute Care Providers are Key to ACOs “Triple Aim” Success



October 27, 2014

Preoperative physical therapy decreased need for post acute care services after TJA


 


October 27, 2014

Prepare for Changes to CMS’ Five Star Quality Rating System for Nursing Homes


 


October 27, 2014

EHR adoption gaps remain key barriers in annual ONC report


 


October 27, 2014

‘Prehabilitation’ cut postoperative care costs for total hip and knee replacements


 


October 27, 2014

New law reforms post-acute care payment system, improves care


 


October 27, 2014

Hospice Industry Will Face Stricter Scrutiny Under New Law Aimed at Post-Acute Care Data Standardization


 


October 27, 2014

CMS’ Five Star Quality Rating System for Nursing Homes


 


October 27, 2014

Proposed Rulemaking on Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies: Revision of Requirements