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Report to Congress: Unified Payment for Medicare-Covered Post-Acute Care

July 21, 2022
The Improving Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 requires a report to Congress on unified payment for Medicare post-acute care (PAC). Medicare PAC providers are skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, and home health agencies. Each PAC provider setting has a separate Medicare fee-for-service prospective payment system.

Patterns of Care and Home Health Utilization for Community-Admitted Medicare Patients

April 3, 2019
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Report to Congress: Social Risk Factors and Performance Under Medicare's Value-Based Purchasing Programs

December 20, 2016
This report, mandated by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 or the IMPACT Act (P.L. 113-185), requires the Secretary, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), to conduct research on issues related to socioeconomic status (SES) in Medicare’s value-based payment programs.

An Assessment of Innovative Models of Peer Support Services in Behavioral Health to Reduce Preventable Acute Hospitalization and Readmissions

November 30, 2015
Recurrent psychiatric hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) utilization is common among those with serious mental illness resulting in excessively high health care costs, and preventable overuse of services. Peer support services are a recognized part of team-based care for behavioral health conditions.

Health Information Exchange in Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Settings: Final Report

October 31, 2015
This report provides an overview of current efforts for implementing electronic health information exchange (eHIE) by long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers. The report describes the extent to which LTPAC providers are preparing for and implementing eHIE with their partners and assessing its impact.

Post-Acute Care Episode Risk Adjustment Extrapolation Analyses

October 31, 2013
The goal of this project was to provide additional information to ASPE and CMS on the potential to risk adjust Medicare post-acute care (PAC) episode payments and costs using patient assessment data.

Post-Acute Care Episodes Expanded Analytic File

March 31, 2011
Prepared for:Susan Bogasky Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 443F5 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201

Post-Acute Care Episodes Expanded Analytic File

February 28, 2011
This project expands ASPE's Medicare post-acute care (PAC) episode analytic file in terms of sample size and the number of years used (2006-2008) to provide more detailed characteristics of PAC episodes under different definitions.