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MedPAC Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System, June 2021

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Evaluates Medicare payment issues and offers recommendations to the U.S. Congress. Chapter 5 presents an interim report on Medicare beneficiaries' access to care in rural areas. Also includes chapters on Medicare Advantage benchmark policy, alternative payment models, private equity and Medicare, the skilled nursing facility value-based purchasing program, indirect medical education payments, Medicare coverage of vaccines, separately payable drugs in the hospital outpatient prospective payment system, clinical laboratory fee schedule payment rates, and the relationship between clinician services and other Medicare services.
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Access · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare facilities · Hospitals · Long-term care · Medicare · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Vaccination