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

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

March 1, 1999

In changing the prospective payment system for ambulatory surgical centers, the Secretary should: Carefully monitor changes in service provision between the ambulatory surgical center and physician office setting that may occur after HCFA’s loosening of numerical guidelines for determining ambulatory surgical center list eligibility.

Topics: Ambulatory care settings.