The Trump administration released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 on Monday. In addition to doubling down on the administration’s efforts aimed at reducing Medicare fraud, waste and abuse, the proposal touts savings tied to a potential unified payment system for post-acute care providers. Overall, the White House budget proposal seeks to curb spending by $4.4 trillion over a decade. Included in the president’s fiscal year 2021 budget is a line item related to savings from a unified payment system for all post-acute care providers, which include home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), in-patient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and others. Broadly, such a model would eliminate segment-specific payment mechanisms and bring all post-acute care providers under one site-neutral payment method.
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