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No payment update suggested for inpatient rehab
Modern Healthcare

Neither inpatient rehabilitation facility services nor long-term-care hospital services would receive Medicare payment increases in 2013, under draft recommendations that the program’s advisory panel will consider.

Glenn Hackbarth, chairman of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, suggested the flat-line rates Friday morning, following other rate suggestions the previous day. The panel will vote in January on its final 2013 rate recommendations to Congress.