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

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

June 1, 2000

The Secretary should carefully monitor implementation of the outpatient prospective payment system to ensure that:
* It does not have unintended, adverse consequences on beneficiaries’ access to care,
* It does not compromise the quality of care delivered, and
* The annual reductions in beneficiary coinsurance as a share of total payment are realized.

Topics: Beneficiaries and coverage and Hospital.