Complex outpatient cases, prompt pay among priorities

Brown, Steve
April 2001
AHA News;04/16/2001, Vol. 37 Issue 15, p1
Trade Publication
Discusses the policy agenda of the American Hospital Association related to the failure of the Medicare provider payment system (PPS) for out-patient cases in the United States in 2001. Discrepancies associated to PPS implementation in 1998; Payment returns received by health providers from treatment costs; Reasons for claims payment delays.


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