Developing Medicare competitive bidding: a study of clinical laboratories.
Hoerger, Thomas J
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Competitive bidding to derive Medicare fees promises several advantages over administered fee systems. The authors show how
incentives for cost savings, quality, and access can be incorporated into bidding schemes, and they report on a study of the
clinical laboratory industry conducted in preparation for a bidding demonstration. The laboratory industry is marked by variable
concentration across geographic markets and, among firms themselves, by social and economic heterogeneity. The authors conclude
that these conditions can be accommodated by available bidding design options and by careful selection of bidding markets.
Aged : Competitive Bidding/statistics & numerical data : Economic Competition : Health Care Sector : Health Services Research
: Human : Laboratories/economics/statistics & numerical data : Laboratory Techniques and Procedures/economics : Medicare/economics/statistics
& numerical data : United States