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Nursing Homes, Home Health Marked for Medicare Cuts in 2023

A federal advisory commission will recommend to Congress that traditional Medicare lower payments by 5% to nursing homes, home health agencies, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities in 2023.

After assessing payment adequacy, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission found that the three provider groups were receiving sufficient reimbursement for the services they provide.

MedPAC provides lawmakers with analysis and policy advice on the taxpayer-funded Medicare program. Its recommendations are nonbinding, but Congress utilizes commissioners’ expertise when making funding decisions.

Each year, the commission advises Congress about how to update payment rates for health providers that treat Medicare beneficiaries. All final recommendations for …

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