MedPAC Examines Beneficiary Use of Emergency Departments

During its October meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), reviewed Medicare’s current policies related to non-urgent and emergency care, as these topics relate to the use of hospital emergency departments (EDs) and urgent care centers (UCCs). The Commission is examining this topic because the use of ED services in recent years has grown faster…

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Community Paramedicine / Mobile Integrated Health (MIH), Emergency Department (ED), Medicare Regulatory Committee, MedPAC, payment reform, Urgent Care Centers (UCCs)