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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Improving payment for inpatient hospital care in rural areas (A)

Improving payment for inpatient hospital care in rural areas (A)

June 15, 2001

The Congress should require that rural referral centers’ wages exceed the average wage in their area to quality for geographic reclassification, but these facilities should retain their waiver from the proximity rule.

Topics: Hospital and Regional issues.