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Medicare: Information Needed to Assess Adequacy of Rate-Setting Methodology for Payments for Hospital Outpatient Services

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Description
Examines whether the outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) rate-setting methodology results in payment rates that uniformly reflect hospitals' costs for providing drugs and devices. Includes information specific to rural hospitals and the OPPS.
Date
09/2004
Type
Document
Organization
Government Accountability Office
Tagged as
Hospitals · Medicare · Outpatient care · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data