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MACRA struggles in evaluating long-term care
Modern Healthcare

Treatment for elderly patients and those with chronic conditions may not be well accounted for in the new Medicare system for reimbursing providers.Some regulations for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which replaced the disliked sustainable growth rate formula for Medicare payment, were released this week. Most providers and advocates laud the attempt to move toward value-based payment, but some of those who deal with patients who need long-term or end-of-life care are concerned the system won’t be rewarding good performance in those fields.