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