AHA urges CMS, HHS to convene expert panels for post-acute care PPS model

Re: Request for CMS and ASPE to convene technical expert panels during the development of the post-acute care prospective payment system model.

AHA comments to provide feedback on the work that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) are undertaking to develop a unified post-acute care prospective payment system (PAC PPS). AHA's post-acute care membership includes 267 long-term care hospitals (LTCHs), 1,159 inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), 761 skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs), and 896 hospital-based home health (HH) agencies. The current CMS and ASPE work to build a common payment system for these four settings, as mandated by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014, is of great importance to them and to the AHA.

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