MedPAC Calls for Increase in Medicare Reimbursements
Last week, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommended that Congress increase Medicare paymentsÂ to physicians and hospitals by 1% in fiscal year 2012. MedPAC also proposed that Congress establish the first-ever copayment for Medicare home health care services at $150 for each 60-day home care period. Low-income seniors also eligible for Medicaid would be exempt from the copayment.
- "MedPAC Urges Payment Increases" (Zigmond, Modern Healthcare, 1/13).
- "Seniors May Have To Pay for Medicare Home Health" (Alonso-Zaldivar, AP/Washington Post, 1/14).