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A Brief Look at the 2022 MedPAC Recommendations

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has recommended a 2 percent increase in the Medicare hospital reimbursement rates in 2022 in its annual March report to Congress. There have been no changes in physician rates. According to data from 2019, the most recent year for which MedPAC has complete data, hospitals have modestly improved access […]

Reimbursement at Medicare Rates Might Cut Healthcare Spending by $352B

Lowering and matching the rates of private payer reimbursement to that of Medicare might reduce the steadily rising healthcare spending. However, it might also slash the revenue of hospitals and other providers. According to a new analysis, the overall healthcare spending of the country can be lowered by around $352B in 2021 if the private […]