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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Revising payment methods and monitoring quality of care in traditional Medicare (L)

Revising payment methods and monitoring quality of care in traditional Medicare (L)

March 2, 2000

To address longstanding problems and current legal and regulatory developments, Congress should reform the disproportionate share adjustment to: include the costs of all poor patients in calculating low-income shares used to distribute disproportionate share payments, and use the same formula to distribute payments to all hospitals covered by prospective payment.

Topics: Hospital.