An official website of the United States Government —

Here’s how you know

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( ) or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Continuing Reform of Medicare Payments to Physicians (D)

Continuing Reform of Medicare Payments to Physicians (D)

March 1, 1999

To prepare for implementation of new professional liability insurance expense relative value units, the Secretary should: Consider the frequency of closed malpractice claims with payment, by service, as a basis for the relative value units. Such relative value units would reflect each service’s risk of a malpractice claim and would be resourced based.

Appeared in: March 1999 - Chapter 7

Topics: Physicians and other health professionals.