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MedPac Recommends Changes for In-Home Care, Including 5% Cut in Reimbursements

By Valerie VanBooven, RN BSN, Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com | March 26, 2018

The home care industry has been dealing with tremendous challenges in recent years and for those agencies and providers that rely at least in part on Medicare and Medicaid Services for reimbursements, these past several years have added to the struggles. With rate cuts of 14 percent being fully implemented over four years (completed in January, 2017), there has been talk among political leaders in Washington, DC, of even more potential cuts coming.

Now, MedPAC, or the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, submitted its recommendations about which services may require an increase or reduction in disbursement rates. While no other sector within the health care industry was recommended for cuts, home care is once again facing the prospect of cuts to reimbursements. This could place further strain on an industry that is simultaneously becoming more important with greater demand, but also under increased pressure to raise wages for its primary employees: home care aides.

Source: MedPac Recommends Changes for In-Home Care, Including 5% Cut in Reimbursements – HomeCareDaily.com

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