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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Paying for new technology in the outpatient prospective payment system (A)

Paying for new technology in the outpatient prospective payment system (A)

March 1, 2002

The Congress should:
* Replace hospital-specific payments for pass-through devices with national rates.
* Give the Secretary authority to consider alternatives to average wholesale price when determining payments for pass-through drugs and biologicals.

Topics: Drugs, Devices, and Tests and Hospital.