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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Changing Medicare’s Payment Systems for Ambulatory Care Facilities (B)

Changing Medicare’s Payment Systems for Ambulatory Care Facilities (B)

March 1, 1999

In establishing ambulatory care prospective payment systems in general, the Secretary should: Use costs of individual services, not groups of services, to calculate the relative weights that apply to ambulatory care prospective payment systems. Relative weights should be calculated consistently across all ambulatory settings.

Topics: Ambulatory care settings.