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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Assessing payment for outpatient hospital care in rural areas

Assessing payment for outpatient hospital care in rural areas

June 15, 2001

In the short term, no outpatient payment adjustments for rural hospitals are needed in addition to the current hold-harmless provision. The Secretary should revisit outpatient payments to rural hospitals when better information on hospitals’ experience with the payment system is available.

Topics: Hospital and Regional issues.