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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Hospital inpatient and outpatient services (1)

Hospital inpatient and outpatient services (1)

February 29, 2008

The Congress should increase payment rates for the acute inpatient and outpatient prospective payment systems in 2009 by the projected rate of increase in the hospital market basket index, concurrent with implementation of a quality incentive payment program.

Topics: Hospital and Quality.