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

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

March 1, 2001

For the inpatient payment system, the Secretary should develop formalized procedures for expeditiously assigning codes, updating relative weights, and investigating the need for patient classification changes to recognize the costs of new and substantially improved technologies.

Topics: Delivery system reforms and Hospital.