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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Assessing the design and impact of the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (C)

Assessing the design and impact of the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (C)

June 1, 2000

The Congress should enact legislation to accelerate the rate of beneficiary coinsurance buy down under the outpatient prospective payment system and establish a date certain for achieving a coinsurance rate of 20 percent. This date should result in a time frame for implementation consistent with other Medicare payment policy changes.

Topics: Beneficiaries and coverage and Hospital.