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Title
Medicare's Challenges in Paying Providers
First Author
Newhouse, J. P.
Date of Pub
2005 Winter
Pages
35-44
Volume
27
Issue
2
Other Authors
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Abstract
Medicare uses a variety of administered price systems to pay health care providers. In setting the amounts it pays, it faces sig-nificant challenges both to avoid distorting the care patients receive and not to overpay. This article describes issues in paying physi-cians, post-acute care providers, and health plans, all areas of recent ferment that are likely to see continued change. The conclusion remarks on the prescription drug benefit and the possibility of paying higher quality providers additional amounts.
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