TITLE

Fees Could Better Reflect Efficiencies Achieved When Services Are Provided Together

AUTHOR(S)
Cosgrove, James C.
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
GAO Reports;8/31/2009, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the July 2009 congressional report of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concerning Medicare physician payments. GAO examined the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in setting fees for sevices furnished together and to avoid excessive payments as requested by the U.S. Congress. Moreover, GAO believes that the U.S. Congress should exempt any resulting savings from federal budget neutrality so that it will go to Medicare.
ACCESSION #
44537809

 

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