Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2017)

Published by Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MEDPAC)

The goal of Medicare payment policy is to get good value for the program’s expenditures, which means maintaining beneficiaries’ access to high-quality services while encouraging efficient use of resources. This report focuses on the Commission’s recommendations for the annual payment rate updates under Medicare’s various FFS payment systems and on aligning relative payment rates across those systems so that patients receive efficiently delivered, high-quality care. MedPAC analyzed 2010-2015 Medicare claims data using 3M PPR software.

Publication Date: 2017

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Source: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MEDPAC)