2016 - Medicare

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Payment Update: Hospitals (Inpatient and Outpatient), Inpatient Psychiatric, IRFs, and LTCHs. Requires market basket minus 0.2%.
Payment Update: Hospice. Requires market basket minus 0.3%.
National Pilot Program on Payment Bundling. Secretary may expand scope and duration of national voluntary pilot program.
Pilot Programs for Value-Based Purchasing for IRFs, Psychiatric Hospitals, LTCHs, Cancer Hospitals, and Hospice. Implement VBP pilot programs, beginning in 2016, for IRFs, LTCHs, psychiatric hospitals, cancer hospitals, and hospice providers. The HHS Secretary could expand the duration and scope of the pilot programs beginning in 2018.