Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment Phase II: Implications for Access, Quality, and Efficiency
Report brief that applies recommendations made in an earlier report for improving how the Medicare program calculates geographic practice cost indexes to determine their potential effect on Medicare payments to hospitals and clinical practitioners. Includes recommendations to improve access to efficient and appropriate levels of care, and notes the importance of ensuring the availability of a sufficient healthcare workforce to serve all beneficiaries.
Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Access · Medicare · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models