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MedPAC > Recommendations > Accounting for new technology in hospital prospective payment systems (C)

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

March 1, 2001

Pass-through payments in the outpatient payment system should be made on a budget-neutral basis and the costs of new or substantially improved technologies should be factored into the update to the outpatient conversion factor.

Topics: Drugs, Devices, and Tests and Hospital.