Skip to Main Content
Title
Developing Medicare competitive bidding: a study of clinical laboratories.
First Author
Hoerger, Thomas J
Date of Pub
1997 Fall
Pages
59-86
Volume
19
Issue
1
Other Authors
Meadow, Ann
Abstract
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.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
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
NTIS Number
PB99-109621