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

Hospital inpatient and outpatient services

March 15, 2011

The Congress should increase payment rates for the acute care hospital inpatient and outpatient prospective payment systems in 2012 by 1 percent. The Congress should also require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make adjustments to inpatient payment rates in future years to fully recover all overpayments due to documentation and coding improvements.

Topics: Hospital.