Medicare pays for hospital inpatient and outpatient services using a prospective payment system (PPS).
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should continue researching how Medicare payments to hospital
Medicare sets payment rates for physician services according to a fee schedule.
In implementing the new payment system for physicians and other health professionals, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should:
Under Part B, Medicare covers many types of medically necessary assistive technologies that improve health and functioning, including durable medical equip
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should continue to monitor and control the incidence of fraud and abuse associated with durable medical e
Postacute care under Medicare refers to services provided after inpatient hospitalization or outpatient treatment.
Congress, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and other federal agencies should closely monitor the impact of Medicare payment policies
Congress should mandate improvements in postacute benefits, safeguard beneficiaries’ access to benefits, and avoid shifting the costs of postacute care to