MedPAC proposed to slash payments in its March report to Congress. The commission specifically recommended a 30 percent payment rate reduction for off-campus standalone EDs that are no more than six miles from an on-campus hospital ED, according to the AHA.
Despite industry uncertainty about the fate of healthcare under the new administration and Republican Congress, health system leaders move ahead and are preparing for the future. A recent Premier Inc. survey show the target areas for improvements within their systems. The results signal growth concerns and why the leaders will not wait for Capitol Hill results.