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

Hospital inpatient and outpatient services

March 15, 2013

The Congress should increase payment rates for the inpatient and outpatient prospective payment systems in 2014 by 1 percent. For inpatient services, the Congress should also require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to use the difference between the statutory update and the recommended 1 percent update to offset increases in payment rates due to documentation and coding changes and to recover past overpayments.

Topics: Hospital.