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

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

March 1, 1999

In implementing a prospective payment system for the hospital outpatient setting, the Secretary should: Re-evaluate the decision not to make additional payment adjustments under the new system, and should tie any proposed adjustments to patient characteristics. Any such facility-level adjustments that are proposed until such time as a patient level adjuster is available should reflect the population of Medicare patients treated by facilities identified to receive such adjustments.

Topics: Hospital.