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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Updating payments for physician services and for care provided in hospital outpatient departments (D)

Updating payments for physician services and for care provided in hospital outpatient departments (D)

March 1, 2001

The Congress should require an annual update of the conversion factor in the outpatient prospective payment system that is based on the relevant factors influencing the costs of efficiently providing hospital outpatient care, and not just the change in input prices.

Topics: Hospital.