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FFS Trends

Medicare unit cost increases by service category based on the Office of the Actuary’s projection assumptions.

  • These trends are based on current law; they do not reflect the impact of proposed regulations.
  • These increases reflect increases in the applicable market basket or fee schedule and do not include estimates for case-mix or other residual changes.
  • In developing bid assumptions certifying actuaries must consider other influences (such as, legislation, selection, and price proxies) that may affect these trends.