Lawmakers Eye Overhaul Of Medicare's Post-Acute Payments

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 8:37 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan plan emerged Tuesday in both houses of Congress to require standardized reporting of quality data from different types of post-acute care providers, a move intended to allow apples-to-apples comparison of their performance and set the stage for a significant overhaul of Medicare payments.

The draft legislation, known as the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014, or IMPACT, was put forward by the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. It would apply to...
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