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Many changes will impact the social determinants of health. On May 8, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a delay in implementation of updated assessment instruments for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), home health, and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). Details can be located online…
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The June Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) report to Congress included recommendations for a Unified Prospective Payment System for Post-Acute Care services. Specifically, the report recommended that Congress direct the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (IRF) to undertake the following: Implement a prospective payment system…