AHA urges MedPAC to increase hospital pay

Image removed.As the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is scheduled to vote later this week on payment changes for the 2014 fiscal year, the American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging MedPAC to revise its recommended 1 percent pay bump and consider the consequences of sequestration.

By law, MedPAC makes recommendations on inpatient and outpatient payment updates, including documentation and coding changes, post-acute hospital updates and the controversial site-neutral policy.

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