Senate Finance Committee Bill: Highlighting Provisions for Post-Acute Care Providers

September 22, 2009

On Wednesday, September 17, 2009, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) released the long-awaited Chairman’s Mark of the Senate Finance Committee’s proposed health care reform bill (the “Bill”). The Bill contains a number of provisions that, if enacted, could significantly impact post-acute care service delivery models and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement to long-term acute care hospitals (“LTACHs”), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (“IRFs”), skilled nursing facilities (“SNFs”), home health agencies (“HHAs”) and hospices. This article highlights some of the proposals in the Bill that are most relevant to the post-acute care provider community.

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