ProPAC estimates margins will rise to 15.3 percent by 2002

December 1997
hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Dec97, Vol. 51 Issue 12, p11
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States that hospital inpatient Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) margins will rise to 15.3 percent in 2002 according to a Prospective Payment Assessment Commission (ProPAC) report. Estimated increase of the inpatient margins in 2002 without the Balanced Budget Act reductions; Brief information on the letter sent by the president of the American Hospital Association (AHA) to ProPAC regarding the report; Claims of AHA on the commission's traditional margin analysis.


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