On March 6 and 7, VNAA attended a public meeting held by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), where MedPAC staff presented and Commissioners explored emerging and cross-cutting issues for all providers. Topics covered at this meeting were not specific to home health and hospice, but could have future implications.
Discussions of special interest included: “Next Steps in Measuring Quality Across Medicare’s Delivery Systems”and “Improving Risk Adjustment in the Medicare Program”. Presentations focused on how to appropriately calibrate quality and risk across multiple payers, with a special focus on Medicare Fee for Service (FFS), Medicare Advantage (MA) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). MedPAC will meet again April 3-4 to further explore these matters and publish a report in June laying out recommendations for future consideration by Congress.
Find out more about the MedPAC March 6-7 presentations here.
VNAA submitted comments to MedPAC regarding the most recent meeting. VNAA continues to explore emerging issues with its membership through its quality, innovation, education and policy programs. Many sessions at Annual Meeting will cover these topics.
Read VNAA's letter to MedPAC here.