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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)

Topics: Hospital and Quality.