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Geographic adjustment in Medicare payment; phase 1: improving accuracy.


Geographic adjustment in Medicare payment; phase 1: improving accuracy.

Institute of Medicine.

National Academies Press


206 pages



This first of two reports to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Congress addresses the issue of how to best tweak the current system of geographic adjustment for payments to Medicare providers. An Institute of Medicine-tasked committee reviews current and alternative data sources and methods for making these adjustments. The report includes a glossary, color maps, graphs, and appendices on committee membership, meeting agendas, the statistical reliability of federal wage data, proposals for alternative hospital wage indexes, the reporting form for hospital health care data, and arguments pro and con on a geographic adjustment for physician work.

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Date:Oct 1, 2012
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