Reimbursement redo: Medicare proposal faces complications in Congress

Daly, Rich; Zigmond, Jessica
March 2011
Modern Healthcare;3/21/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 12, p8
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The article describes the proposed redesign of Medicare's provider reimbursement structure by Glenn Hackbarth, chairman of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. His overhaul proposal aims to address the high priority need to make the system stable, while the new strategic payment system is expected to reward the quality of care provided instead of the volume of services. Also outlined are the recommended 2012 rate increases.


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