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

Hospital inpatient and outpatient services

March 13, 2020

The Congress should:

  • For 2021, update the 2020 Medicare base payment rates for acute care hospitals by 2 percent; and
  • Provide hospitals with an amount equal to the difference between the update recommendation and the amount specified in current law through the Commission’s recommended hospital value incentive program (HVIP)

Appeared in: March 2020 - Chapter 3

Topics: Hospital and Quality.