McKnight’s September 7, 2021
A congressional advisory panel tasked with developing a unified post-acute value incentive program is struggling with how to set fair benchmarks across healthcare settings, given differences in patient conditions as well as socio-economic needs that may vary by geography.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission on Friday met to discuss its upcoming mandated report on the value incentive program and reviewed various metrics. Staff has spent months reviewing data points that could be tied to outcomes to adjust reward incentives for providers who face steeper challenges in achieving performance goals.
The post-acute care value incentive program (PAC VIP) would apply to all skilled nursing, long-term care hospital, inpatient rehabilitation and home health settings in a manner “consistent with” the proposed SNF…