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MedPAC Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System, June 2018

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Evaluates Medicare payment issues and offers recommendations to the U.S. Congress. Includes a chapter on ensuring appropriate access to and use of hospital emergency department (ED) services that provides extensive information on rural access to ED services and identifies examples of rural off-campus emergency departments. Other sections of the report addressing rural concerns focus on post-acute care, quality and value payment programs, and medical device payment policies. Also includes a report on the effects of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Access · Accountable Care Organizations · Critical Access Hospitals · Emergency department and urgent care services · Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Medicare · Policy · Post-acute care · Reimbursement and payment models · Service delivery models