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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Improving Medicare’s payments for inpatient care and for teaching hospitals (C)

Improving Medicare’s payments for inpatient care and for teaching hospitals (C)

June 1, 2000

To avoid imposing extraordinary financial burdens on individual providers, the Congress should ensure that the case-mix measurement and outlier financing policies recommended earlier are implemented gradually over a period of several years. Further, the Congress should consider including protective policies, such as exemptions or hold-harmless provisions, for providers in circumstances in which vulnerable populations’ access to care might be disrupted.

Topics: Hospital.