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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Accounting for new technology in hospital prospective payment systems (A)

Accounting for new technology in hospital prospective payment systems (A)

March 1, 2001

In the outpatient payment system, pass-through payments for specific technologies should be made only when a technology is new or substantially improved and adds substantially to the cost of care in an ambulatory payment classification group.

Topics: Drugs, Devices, and Tests and Hospital.