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Report to the Congress: Variation and Innovation in Medicare (June 2003)

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  • Geographic variation in per beneficiary Medicare expenditures (Chapter 1, June 2003 report)
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  • Market variation: implications for beneficiaries and policy reform (Chapter 2, June 2003 report)
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  • Accounting for variation in hospital financial performance under prospective payment (Chapter 3, June 2003 report)
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  • Growth and variation in use of physician services (Chapter 4, June 2003 report)
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  • Monitoring post-acute care (Chapter 5, June 2003 report)
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  • Quality of dialysis care and providers' costs (Chapter 6, June 2003 report)
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  • Using incentives to improve the quality of care in Medicare (Chapter 7, June 2003 report)
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  • Using market competition in fee-for-service Medicare (Chapter 8, June 2003 report)
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  • Medicare payments for outpatient drugs under Part B (Chapter 9, June 2003 report)
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  • Review of CMS's estimate of the payment update for physician services (Appendix A, June 2003 report)
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  • Agenda for improved data on Medicare and healthcare (Appendix B, June 2003 report)
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  • Appendix C: Commissioners' voting on recommendations (Appendix C, June 2003 report)
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