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

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

June 1, 2000

The Congress should fold inpatient direct graduate medical education costs into prospective payment system payment rates through a revised teaching hospital adjustment. The new adjustment should be set such that the subsidy provided to teaching hospitals continues as under current long-run policy. This recommendation also should be implemented with a reasonable transition to limit the impact on hospitals of substantial changes in Medicare payments and to ensure that beneficiaries have continued access to the services that teaching hospitals provide.

Topics: Hospital.