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MedPAC Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy, 2021

Description
Annual review of Medicare payment policies, with recommendations to Congress. Includes discussion on Medicare payment policies directly affecting rural providers and beneficiaries. Addresses payment adequacy for healthcare facilities and services, improving Medicare payment for post-acute care, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and the impact of healthcare provider consolidation. Contains information on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Medicare beneficiary healthcare access, mortality, and service use. Presents an option for Medicare's coverage of telehealth beyond the public health emergency.
Date
03/2021
Type
Document
Organization
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Tagged as
Healthcare business and finance · Home health · Hospice and palliative care · Hospitals · Infectious diseases · Inpatient care · Long-term care · Medicare · Outpatient care · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Physicians · Policy · Post-acute care · Reimbursement and payment models · Statistics and data · Telehealth