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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2003)

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  • Context for Medicare spending (Chapter 1, March 2003 report)
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  • Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments in fee-for-service Medicare (Chapter 2, March 2003 report)
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  • Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments for hospital inpatient and outpatient services (Chapter 2A, March 2003 report)
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  • Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments for physician services (Chapter 2B, March 2003 report)
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  • Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments for skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 2C, March 2003 report)
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  • Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments for home health services (Chapter 2D, March 2003 report)
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  • Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments for outpatient dialysis services (Chapter 2E, March 2003 report)
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  • Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments for ambulatory surgical center services (Chapter 2F, March 2003 report)
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  • Access to care in the Medicare program (Chapter 3, March 2003 report)
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  • Payment for new technologies in Medicare's prospective payment system (Chapter 4, March 2003 report)
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  • Health insurance choices for Medicare beneficiaries (Chapter 5, March 2003 report)
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  • How Medicare pays for services: an overview (Appendix A, March 2003 report)
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  • An introduction to how Medicare makes coverage decisions (Appendix B, March 2003 report)
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  • Inpatient payments for rural hospitals (Appendix C, March 2003 report)
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  • A data book on hospital financial performance (Appendix D, March 2003 report)
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  • Commissioners' voting on recommendations (Appendix E, March 2003 report)
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