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

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

March 1, 1999

In establishing ambulatory care prospective payment systems in general, the Secretary should: Study means of adjusting base prospective payment rates for patient characteristics such as age, frailty, comorbidities and coexisting conditions, and other measurable traits.

Topics: Ambulatory care settings.