Pending Changes Include:

  • Medicare cuts to dialysis treatment begins
  • Require information reporting on payments to corporations
  • Medicare to reduce spending by using an HMO like coordinated care model (Accountable Care Organizations)
  • Medicare Advantage plans with a 4 or 5 star rating receive a quality bonus payment
  • New Medicare cuts to inpatient psych hospitals (7/1/12)
  • Hospital pay-for-quality program begins (FY13)
  • Medicare cuts to hospitals with high readmission rates begin (FY13)
  • Medicare cuts to hospice begin (FY13)