The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission yesterday released its June report to Congress, which annually examines issues affecting the Medicare program and health care delivery and services. It recommends a prototype design for a unified prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals. The commission also recommends changes to the Part D program to lower program costs and protect beneficiaries with high costs and presents an analysis of Medicare telehealth services, including use of telehealth in Medicare Advantage.

The report can be accessed at