MedPAC Issues Annual Report to Congress

On March 15, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) issued its annual report to Congress. Chapters of interest include the following: Chapter 4: Physician and other health professionals Chapter 8: Skilled nursing facility services Chapter 9: Home health services Chapter 10: Inpatient rehabilitation facility services At the end of each Chapter, MedPAC provides recommendations how…

Proposed Bill Would Require Tricare to Reimburse for Hippotherapy

On April 24, 2013, Rep Michael Burgess (R-TX) introduced the Rehabilitative Therapy Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act (HR 1705). The pertinent part of the law reads as follows: “(g) Rehabilitative therapy provided pursuant to subsection (a)(17) may include additional therapeutic exercises or therapeutic activities if such exercises or activities are included in the authorized individual…