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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Influencing quality in traditional Medicare (D)

Influencing quality in traditional Medicare (D)

June 1, 1999

The Congress should provide HCFA with demonstration authority to test various mechanisms—such as payment incentives, preferred provider designations, or reduced administrative oversight—for rewarding health care organizations and providers that exceed quality and performance goals to counterbalance existing penalties for substandard performance.

Topics: Quality.