MedPAC ADOPTS RECOMMENDATIONS IMPACTING OUTPATIENT THERAPY SERVICES [11-05-12]

Filed under: Industry Updates — Editor @ 12:00 pm

On the afternoon of November 1, 2012, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (“MedPAC”) unanimously adopted a series of recommendations, which, if ultimately enacted by Congress, would have a profound adverse impact on providers of outpatient therapy services and the patients they serve. The recommendations that MedPAC approved will be included in the Commission’s report to Congress that was mandated by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creations Act of 2012. MedPAC’s actions do not carry the force of law and must be passed by Congress if they are to become effective. It should be stressed that MedPAC adopted the recommendations despite the vigorous and vocal opposition to many of them by a broad array of rehabilitation providers, patient and disease groups, and other health care stakeholders. (more…)

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